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The very popular Pollywog was originally designed for the young and young at heart - but spinners of all ages and heights enjoy treadling with their toes on this perfect beginner budget-friendly wheel. The Pollywog, now available with upgrades and accessories, is arguably the most versatile wheel on the market - able to spin all yarn, from laceweight to chunky & bulky, from cotton to art yarns! Start with the basic 4 oz wheel and as you learn to spin you can add additional accessories to your wheel when you're ready to start spinning at faster speeds and on bigger bobbins. The by-passable orifice hook allows you to spin bulky, ply creative, or add embellishments - and the treadling is smooth & silent. Three ratios are available - just the right speeds for learning how to spin yarns of all fibers and weights. If you prefer an orifice tube over the hook, they are listed in the "Spare Parts" listing linked below. Attached Lazy Kate holds 3 bobbins. Three 4-oz bobbins are included (bobbin upgrades are not interchangeable on this wheel). A convenient rod pocket on the back of this wheel holds the Lazy Kate rods when not in use.
All Spinolution wheels are made a furniture grade ply, to resist warping as can be a worry with solid woods in various climates. Spinolution uses a furniture grade ply for all its products to avoid warping due to environmental changes. Minor imperfections in play are common occurrences and do not affect the functionality of their products.
POLLYWOG ORIFICE RISER: One of the most frequent questions/concerns I receive on the Pollywog wheels, is about the orifice height, because it is such a short wheel. If you think your Pollywog orifice may be too low for your personal preference, add the orifice riser to your wheel and get +3 inches of height added to your orifice.Install this riser above the wheel and below the head. It is designed to be used on either the 4 oz flyer or 12 oz flyer. It is not intended to be used with the accelerator as the accelerator already raises the orifice height of your Pollywog.
ACCELERATOR KIT: Want to add a wider range of ratios? Get yourself an Accelerator Kit! This removable circular piece attaches between the base and the head of your Pollywog wheel, and does two things. First, it raises the height of the orifice of your Pollywog and gives you a total of 10 speeds for spinning finer weight yarns - all the way up to 22:1! Adding this accessory to the Pollywog is perfect for filling the 4 oz bobbins with finer yarns. Spinolution has discontinued making the Golden Whorl Accelerator Kit and has gone back to the wood whorl ones because they were just better.
12 OZ UPGRADE PACKAGE: For spinners who want to explore the bulkier side of spinning - and ART YARNS! Spinolution has designed an upgrade with spacious 12 oz bobbins for art yarns, bulky textures, and huge yardage. This upgrade can also be attached to the accelerator for additional high speeds. Combining the Pollywog with Accelerator and 12 oz Upgrade means you'll have it all: lightweight portability, huge bobbin space, speeds for all yarn weights, and a comfortable ergonomic spinning experience that will bring you joy for many years to come. The 12 oz upgrade is now coming with Plastic or Golden Whorl and one 3D printed bobbin as standard.
Quick & Easy to assemble and needs no tools - takes only a few minutes. Bobbins are magnetic and super easy to change out. This adorable little wheel was designed with the young spinner in mind - but it's also a great travel size. With only a small space footprint, adults also like this practical and affordable wheel! The (hook) orifice height is at about at knee level, lower than the average wheel (.
I toured the Spinolution manufacturing facility and saw the Pollywogs (and others:) being made. The precision work is amazing. I love their products. Spinolution owner and designer engineer Mike is always tweaking the designs on his wheels so they may look a bit different than the pictures.
Choose this wheel, wheel/accelerator or wheel/accelerator/12 oz upgrade combo or any other wheel/accessory combination from Drop-Down box at upper right. All will ship free and right away with your wheel!
Need additional bobbins (can a spinner every have enough bobbins?). They can also ship free with your wheel and I have them all in stock here:
Need Orifice Tubes? Wheels come with a hook orifice. Extra Drive Bands? Orifice tubes, drive bands and other accessories are listed in my "Spare Parts", here:
These accessories can also ship FREE with your wheel. I ship every day but Sunday. Your purchase will go out immediately!
Spin Fine to Bulky
Open Hook Orifice
Easy Uptake Tension Knob
Easy Drive Band Change
Stationary Floor Grips
Heavy Duty Construction
Warp Resistant Wood
Made in the USA
Weight: 8.5 pounds
Height: 20.75 inches
Orifice Height: 19.25 inches
Width: 15 inches
Depth: 9 inches
3 speeds without accelerator
1:10, 1:4.5, 1:2.5
10 accelerator speeds
1:22, 1:17, 1:15, 1:13, 1:11, 1:10, 1:8, 1:7, 1:6, 1:5