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« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2010 04:09:27 PM »


Another source for inexpensive wheels...they also offer a double treadle

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« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2010 07:41:30 PM »

babe has some pretty cheap ones. here's a link, i got my spindle from this seller also.

The Babe Wheels have been around for a while, and though they may not be the prettiest wheel on the block, they are virtually indestructable and Nels, the inventor, is a spinner himself (and quite a character if you get to meet him IRL!)  I've spun on a few Babe wheels and enjoyed them.  I know of more than a few spinners that have started with a Babe, fully intending on 'upgrading', but never have even years later.

The Fidelas has been around for a couple years.  I've never spoke with anyone who has ever spun on one (except for the inventor) so I really don't know how they spin.

I taught myself how to spindle about 11 years ago, and how to spin on a wheel in '92'.  Neither with the help from the internet ... just Carol Kroll's spinning book.  You CAN do it by yourself with all the you tube videos out there ... and there is always your fiber support group here!!
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« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2010 09:57:03 PM »

Wow, the green is absolutely beautiful~! wool is my favorite yarn to work with too. Nice job!

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