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« Reply #30 on: December 24, 2006 02:33:58 AM »

Don't ask me why I have so many.  I know spinners with more.  You just start collecting them once you appreciate the beauty and craftmanship required to make them (and every spinner I know does that!).  It is even worse with spindles!

I wonder how many thread pages we'd get up to if we listed our spindles, too?  Spindle collecting is a fine art, after all Wink
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« Reply #31 on: December 25, 2006 06:30:36 PM »

as of today i have a Ashford Kiwi!!!
I'm so excited but i already need some help with it the directions it cane with are not that great Embarrassed
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« Reply #32 on: December 25, 2006 07:35:51 PM »

I recently put mine together (october-ish) so PM me if you need help! Smiley
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« Reply #33 on: December 26, 2006 04:15:06 AM »

It's official!! Yesterday I received my Ashford Traveller! my husband had it all ready to go at 2 am last night before I got up so I spent most of christmas day spinning.
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« Reply #34 on: December 26, 2006 11:42:16 AM »

I just got a Kromski Sonata Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: December 27, 2006 12:21:15 PM »

I have an Ashford Traveller and a Traditional. I still prefer my spindles but am confident that I will get comfortable on the wheels soon
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« Reply #36 on: December 27, 2006 01:38:02 PM »

I have a Leclerc wheel that is my mom's.  Leclerc is known for their looms, and I think they only made spinning wheels for a brief period in the 80's.  I can get almost exactly 4 oz of fiber on the bobbin, but I only have 1 bobbin and no other brand fits Sad  It looks like an Ashford traditional - single treadle, offset wheel, etc.

But hopefully soon my Christmas present will come and I will have my very own Fricke wheel Smiley
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« Reply #37 on: January 02, 2007 07:48:38 AM »

I've had an Ashford Joy DT for about a year, and I love it.  Pretty versatile, except that the bobbins are pretty small and there's no jumbo flyer attachment.  I'd say it's a great wheel, all in all.
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« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2007 08:46:27 AM »

I ordered an Ashford Joy DT over the holidays, and I'm about to go nuts waiting for it to get here.  It will be my first wheel, and it is all I can think about  Grin 

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« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2007 10:50:10 AM »

I use an old Ashford Traditional, often with the jumbo flyer, as well as a Louet S10. But I have to admit to having eyes for a foldable Lendrum. Luckily living in an apartment stops me from acquiring too many wheels/fleeces!
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