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Topic: Does anyone have a Bellus or Fidelis wheel?  (Read 511 times)
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nikschaf
« on: February 08, 2010 02:08:14 PM »

I'm getting WAY ahead of myself here, thinking about how much I might like a wheel.  After all, I've just made my first laughable attempt with a drop spindle.  (Will post pics of my first yarn soon.)  But I can just FEEL that spinning is very likely something I will really enjoy.

I don't have immediate plans to get a wheel, but I'm just starting to research for down the road, if I'm still enjoying spinning and want to move to a wheel.  I will plan to take a wheel spinning class first, but I'm not sure I'll be able to "try before I buy" with a Bellus, because I'm doubting very many people have one.

I've searched all over for reviews of the Bellus or Fidelis, and I'm not finding any.  I've seen lots of folks who say, "it looks like a good wheel" or even found posts from folks who decided to buy one, but no posts from folks who have had one of the wheels for a while and used it.  I'm quite a thrifty gal, so the Bellus appeals to me -- I feel drawn to it.  The other thrifty wheel option seems to be a Babe, but I'm not sure I can get past my dislike of its appearance.  I don't have a separate craft room, so my wheel will be living with me, and if I don't like the looks I'm afraid I might not want to use it as much.

So, does anyone have a Bellus or Fidelis and can tell me how they feel about it after using it for a while?  Here's a link to the website:  http://www.heavenlyhandspinning.com/e-commerce-solutions-catalog.html
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nikschaf
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2010 02:57:03 PM »

If anyone is curious, I did finally find ONE review of a fidelis (single treadle) wheel on knittinghelp.com, but I'd still like to know more from someone with firsthand experience with one.  http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=86938
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