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Topic: Wheel to spin very bulky art yarns on?  (Read 622 times)
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« on: May 19, 2014 12:50:05 PM »

This is more of a plan for someday than something to do in the immediate future, but I'm considering getting another wheel. My current wheels is really one of the best their is, I bought it when I still had money, but it has a relatively small orifice for they type of projects I like to make from time to time. Sometimes I want to try out whacky things like making a 7 ply yarn, big felt inclusions. or Tailspun yarn big enough to be a boa after you chain stitch it. But I just can't do stuff like that with my wheel. I love my wheel, but it would be so nice to be able to make really crazy yarns. I've done some research on this topic, and found the Majacraft Aura, and the Ashford(I think ashford) Country spinner. I want to know if there are any others, and which ones are good. Also I've tried doing some of this stuff on a drop spindle, but I have trouble finding drop spindles that are the right size for making these kinds of things, and I'm not that fond of using a drop spindle anyways, I mostly use one If I'm traveling.
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016 02:33:28 PM »

A louet with an art yarn flyer might be just the ticket for you. The louets are irish tension so they pull like mules and the base flyer has a fairly large orifice that's already suited to a lot of art yarns, as well as very room bobbins (I can fit 8 ounces on one without struggling). The art flyer has an even large orifice and a big, round sliding hook.

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