The Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel is a castle style wheel whereby the flyer, orifice and mother-of-all are positioned directly above the drive wheel – much like modern wheels – but retaining the elegance and charm of an antique, traditional wheel. The Minstrel certainly showcases the wood turning skill of the Kromski carpenters.
This Scotch Tension wheel can be adjusted to operate in either single drive or double drive mode and the optional distaff (available to order separately) can be attached to assist with long staple fibres such as hemp and flax. Adding a Jumbo Flyer kit (also available separately) allows you to spin a range of yarns from lace weight through to bulky art yarn. As the Jumbo bobbin capacity is twice that of the standard Kromski bobbin, it is possible to spin longer, continual drafts for skeins with greater yardage.
Included with your Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel are 3 Bobbins (120g/4.2oz capacity), Spinning Wheel Oil, and a Threading Hook.
Made from beautiful European Alder and Birch wood and left in the natural wood so that you can choose your finish. Make a statement and stain the wood any colour you like, or bring out the natural grain of the wood by applying Superior Danish Oil – the options are endless. Supplying these Kromski Spinning Wheels untreated means we are able to pass on a saving of the product cost, making them excellent value for you.
- Wheel Diameter: 45cm (18 inches)
- Orifice Circumference: 10mm (3/8 in)
- Standard Whorl Ratios: 6.5, 8.5, 12 and 16:1
- Durable leather bearing on front maiden
- Brass bearings on wheel hub
- Hushed plastic bearings in bobbins
- Single Drive with Scotch Tension or Double Drive
- Double Treadle
- On board Lazy Kate (2 bobbin capacity)
- Total Wheel weight: 5.5kg (12 lbs)