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Topic: Wheel or Spindle? Which one do you use?  (Read 2861 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2010 04:29:03 PM »

indeed, you are very wise. Smiley
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« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2010 07:37:15 PM »

I use a spindle because my apartment is already cramped up and I don't want to take even more space up. I seriously will need a craft room once I have my own house, hehe. I am saving up for a wheel, though. I just started with the spindle because it was cheap and easy to make myself.
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« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2010 07:05:02 PM »

so far i've only used a spindle.  i'd love to get a wheel some day, but i'm content on my spindle for now.  i'm actually getting a lot of spinning done this summer because i can bring my spindle to work and spin there, which is really nice.  and i wouldn't be able to do that with a wheel.
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« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2010 04:57:27 PM »

I primarily use my wheel.  I love making art yarns, and they are somewhat difficult to do on a spindle.  I also started on a wheel, and though I've learned to use a spindle, I haven't spent enough time with them to not feel somewhat clumsy when I use one.
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« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2010 05:07:56 PM »

Love the grammy wisdom.

I use both a wheel and a spindle, depending on the day, situation, setting, and what I want to do. Dernit. My main working wheel is an Ashford Traditional. I also have a handmade one with a broken maiden (it only has one "arm" so is slightly off balance, but works just fine). Drop spindles range from the ones made from wooden craft wheels or CDs to some truly wonderful Greensleeves spindles.
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« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2010 12:44:25 PM »

Shannin, You sound exaclty like me. I sighned up for the Fiber swap in the spring just so that I would have fiber to play with, and a reason to learn to spin. I have been learning on a drop spindle and saving up for a wheel.
I have really been enjoying it.
My first spindle I made with a CD and a dowel, and used a bent paper clip for the hook, and it works great, but I wasn't able to get the finer yarn that I was going for. Since then a made another one with a dowel and a wooden toy wheel, and I used a bent T-pin for the hook, and it works like a dream. My yarn is much finer and exactly what I want.
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« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2010 07:44:19 PM »

I have two wheels, both handmade by my wondrous local fiber enabler. My first one is small and powered with a sewing machine pedal. Super speedy! But also quite jumpy and loud. The next one (which I use most often) is big and clunky and wobbly and loved to bits. She even made jumbo bobbins/flyer, as I'm an art-yarn fanatic.

I do dream of getting the Majacraft Aura... ahhhhh someday.
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« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2010 08:04:32 PM »

I'd love to see pictures of your wheels, Nesse.
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« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2010 09:12:19 PM »

Sure thing!

These give you a pretty good idea of the electric-yarn-device Cheesy



I've been meaning to get a better picture of my wheel for some time now (a few months shy of a year). I'm doing a festival next weekend, maybe I'll get some action shots!
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« Reply #19 on: September 11, 2010 08:45:26 PM »

Sweetness Nesse!
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