Saturday, August 11, 2007

spinning wheel

I need help people. I REALLY want to buy a wheel. Money is an object. What, in your opinion is the best beginner wheel? Is it the Ashford Traditional? Or is the Kiwi, at $200 less, a good choice? Or do you have an even better idea?


Tan said...

Get in touch with the spinners in your area and try out wheels. The one I thought I wanted turned out not to be the right one for me when I borrowed one from someone in our guild. It is an expensive purchase, and one you will live with for a long time, sort of like a marriage, so you need to date it for a while.

Schacht is expensive but incredibly versatile; I chose a Majacraft Rose and still use it a lot, but I did buy a second upright wheel (Dundas, but so pricey you have to get it second hand even if he is still making them) because I wanted a double drive wheel for big projects.

Oh no! I just looked up where Woodland Woolworks is. It's a 3-hour drive from you--but it's pretty close to Sharman's. I may have another pilgrimage to make the next time I go visit them.

Ginger said...

Keep an eye on Craigslist, that's where I got my first wheel. I just "upgraded" and will sell the old wheel for just a little less than I bought it for.