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« Reply #10 on: January 09, 2009 06:12:19 AM »

Each spinner will have their own likes and dislikes about wheels.  If you can, try to spin on as many different wheels as you can.  The right wheel for you will 'speak' to you.

Last year at a small fiber fest, Susan McFarland (Susan's Fiber Shop) had all her wheels for sale with her.  I was able to spin on them all (including the Majacraft, Louet, Ashford, Kromski, Merlin, Babe, Schact & Lendrum wheels)  I was primarily looking for a folding wheel that I could take with me on airplanes, but tried them all.  I really liked the Little Gem II, but the wheel that sang for me was the Kromski Sonata.

I've been spinning primarily on an Ashford Traveller for 6 years and it has done good by me.  With the help of a surprise bonus check from work, I was able to purchase the Sonata last May.  Now it is my primary wheel.  I use the Traveller with the jumbo bobbin for plying.


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« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2009 08:08:36 PM »

I don't know if I'd like it and I doubt I will ever get to try one, but I LOVE the look of the Louet S40.  So cool!  I want it even if I don't use it.

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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2009 09:45:19 AM »

I tried an Ashford Joy double treadle at my LYS and I fell in love immedietely.  I didn't even try any of the other wheels, because I only had eyes for the Joy.  Just like my high school boyfriend, I wasn't impressed with it's appearance at first.  I tried it because I needed a good folding wheel.  I found a place online that does layaway, so maybe I really can get it. 

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« Reply #13 on: February 21, 2009 07:36:06 AM »

I love my Louet Victoria wheel, it is very light and easily packed away where the toddlers cannot harm it.  It is very comfy to spin on too. 

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