The Kromski Minstrel is a traditional Castle style wheel. The true definition of a Castle wheel is simply a wheel where the flyer, orifice and mother of all are located in direct position above the drive wheel in a tall, castle-like fashion.
Equipped with an 18” diameter wheel, the Minstrel is indeed capable of delivering a full wheel impact without demanding the full wheel real estate. With the orifice being located directly above the wheel and consequently, the treadles, many spinners find this arrangement to be more comfortable to spin on than one where the orifice is off-set to the treadle.
The Minstrel is a double treadle wheel bursting with detailed, handcrafted wood turnings and can be adjusted to operate in either double drive mode or single drive mode with Scotch tension. The optional distaff easily attaches for spinners requiring assistance with longer staple-length fibers, such as flax or hemp. Add this charming yet multi-functional wheel to your archive today and delight yourself with thoughts of yesteryear every time you spin!
Jumbo Flyer kits expand the spinners range in two ways. First, the type of yarn created can vary from lace-weight to super bulky art yarn because of the larger orifice on the jumbo flyer. Subsequently, the jumbo bobbin allows spinners twice the capacity of the regular Kromski bobbin. A regular Kromski bobbin already offers 50% greater space than most standard bobbins in the industry with a generous 4.2 ounce capacity. Jumbo bobbins double that, essentially allowing you to spin two regular bobbins worth without a bobbin change!! This means longer, continual drafts for skeins with greater yardage.
If that isn't big enough for you Art Yarn spinners, Kromski has recently introduced the Great Jumbo Flyer, specially designed for the Minstrel Wheel – learn more about this amazing opportunity to expand your wheel possibilities!
Available in four beautiful finishes
Wheel diameter 45cm (18")
Orifice circumference 10mm (3/8in)
Weight 5.5kg (12lbs)
Type of drive: Single Drive with Scotch Tension OR Double Drive
Standard Whorl Ratios: 6.5, 8.5, 12 and 16:1
Optional Jumbo Whorl: 4.5:1
Optional Great Jumbo Ratios: 4:1 and 8:1
5 year Manufacturer Warranty
- 3 Bobbins 120gm (4.2ozs) capacity
- Wooden threading hook
- Spinning Wheel Oil
- Built-in Lazy Kate
Optional Extras: Add Starter Kit for reduced price of £35!
Get your spinning journey off to a flying start with an optional starter kit including a Niddy Noddy, Yarn Gauge and 100g of Custom Blend Top for spinning.
Try Before You Buy!
Visit Sealy MacWheely shop in Kirkintilloch to test drive the Kromski Minstrel, Fantasia, Sonata or Ashford Traditional, Traveller and Kiwi 3 wheels before you make your decision. Booking essential via Contact Me - pickup from shop also available with 1 hour free tuition for all wheel purchases!
Need Help Setting Up?
All Kromski Wheels come flat-packed as standard, if you would prefer for your wheel to be ready and set up for you I would be happy to provide this service as an optional extra (+£25) - pick up from shop only
UK shipping £15. Pickup from Sealy MacWheely Shop also available - contacting in advance advisable to ensure that your preferred wheel is in stock!