Monday, June 27, 2011

Got sucked into another hobby...

...this time, spinning. I went to the Midwest Fiber and Folk Art Fair and tried out about 9 different wheels and came home with a Fricke.

Fricke S-160 Double Treadle Wheel

Fricke S-160-DT - Double Treadle Spinning Wheel

Another smooth operating wheel, this double treadle version of our popular S-160 is twice as easy to use. Use half the effort and get twice the power of most single treadle wheels. Easy delta orifice is standard; optional 3/8" round orifice with threading hook an additional $15. The frame is made of various hardwoods, such as ash, white or red oak. Wheel is MDF with attractive wood grain finish on both sides. Includes 4 bobbins and a Kate with yarn guide.

Terrific Value: $396. With Level-Wind Flyer and 4 Level-Wind Bobbins $629.