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A very popular wheel on the opposite end of the size spectrum from the Symphony in the Saxony wheel line-up is the Prelude. With all the same quality Kromski craftsmanship of its larger counterparts, the Prelude offers a unique characteristic of compact portability to those who want a wheel reminiscent of the antique Saxony style but need the convenience of a small, transportable wheel for events like historical festivals and reenactments. With the popular look of an antique wheel and the high degree of wood turning that the Kromski's are famous for, but it also has all the touches modern spinners expect. And for such a quality wheel, the reasonable price is great. Also excellent as a second wheel for those who take their wheels with them or have a second/vacation home. Also a GREAT beginners' wheel, but has components and attributes sufficient for your lifetime wheel.
The Prelude is easy to treadle, easy to transport
With a wheel diameter of 18” (same as Minstrel), the Prelude is suited to perform in many different speeds/great ratios. The Prelude was the first single-drive-only wheel that the Kromski’s produced and features Scotch Tension and a single treadle. The oblique bench links to a built-in lazy kate with a two bobbin capacity. The mother-of-all can swivel in line with the bench for a more compact "package" when moving the wheel or for storage. This wheel also uses the same bobbins as all other Kromski wheels - big savings when you have more than one wheel or as you consider adding a second or third Kromski wheel, you know your bobbins will work with all the different models!
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.
This wheel comes boxed as a kit but goes together quickly. It is available unfinished or with a factory clear, walnut or mahogany finish that is exceptional. Available unfinished, Clear Finish, Walnut Finish & Mahogany Finish. Choose from drop-down box at upper right.
Wheel: diameter 18" - weight: 9 lbs.
Orifice: height 26" - size 3/8"
3 Bobbins included - size: 120g/4.2oz capacity
Built In Lazy Kate with 2 bobbin capacity
Spinning Wheel Oil & Wrench
Ratios: 6, 10.5, and 13 to 1
Sleeve bearings on wheel shaft
Leather bearings on flyer
Elastic drive band
The purchase of your new wheel comes with a coupon ($20 with an unfinished wheel and $30 for any finished wheel. Use your Instant 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 in your order about the coupon so that I make the connection.
Check out this great UTube video on the Prelude:
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