Interested in a layaway on your wheel? Convo me and we'll set something up. Additional accessories to this wheel may be discounted with purchase of wheel!
Get FREE accessories, kits, spinning fiber or anything you like with the Minstrel Coupon. See details below. The beautifully ornate Minstrel has no equal in the spinning wheel world.
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. In this sense, many modern wheels are essentially a Castle wheel. This beautiful Kromski work of art, however, offers the compact, vertical orientation of today’s modern wheels without sacrificing the Olde World elegance and refinement that we are famous for delivering in our products.
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.
3 bobbins (120g/4.2oz capacity)
Spinning Wheel Oil
Wheel Diameter: 18"
Weight: 13 lbs.
Orifice Height 33"
Orifice Size: 3/8"
Attached 2-bobbin Lazy Kate
Ratios: 6.5:1, 8.5:1, 12:1 and 16:1
Bearings on wheel crank and bobbins
Leather bearings on flyer
Spinning Wheel Oil
Easy to Assemble
Use your Instant $25 (with purchase of unfinished wheel) or $50 (any finished wheel) Shop coupon in either of my shops for anything. Yup - Sky's the limit! You cannot use it to discount the wheel as per dealership agreement but you can purchase any accessories, yarn or fiber from either shop and I'll take the coupon value right off for you! Please include a note to apply the coupon so I make the connection.
My fiber shop is Alpacabilities by slimchicken, here:
You will find over 700 gorgeous fiber selections there. Convo me for your color choices!
Available in Unfinished, Clear, Walnut or Mahogany. Choose wheel & coupon amount from drop-down box at upper right.
Free super fast shipping to the lower 48 states. Convo me for discounted shipping to Hawaii or Alaska (you can use the coupon to cover that too!).
I ship every day but Sunday. Your order will go out immediately.