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Kromski Polonaise Spinning Wheel: aa072310

I bought a new spinning wheel recently-

A Kromski Polonaise from Wingham Woolwork.
This is a Ferrari of spinning wheels.

Kromski polonaise wheel

In order to give this new wheel a true test of what it can do, I then went to London’s local weaving centre – located in North London – Handweavers Studio and Gallery where they have a sumptious selection of handspinning fibres.There I discovered milk protein fibre top. I had heard of it but had never had the opportunity to test it out. What fun!Innovative fibres such as milk casein and soya fibre were developed during the early 40’s as a substitute for wool, which was needed by the men on the front line. These virtually faded from existence as other synthetic yarns such as nylon were developed. Some of these fibres are now making a comeback as there is more emphasis on environmentally safe products and eco-friendly textiles.Milk casein fibre is made by separating the oils and fats from the protein. The curd is rinsed, dried and dissolved to form a ‘dope’ that is pushed through spinnerets into an acid bath that forms the fibre. The fibre goes through further salt and formaldehyde processing to soften and improve the quality.Because milk casein is a protein fiber it can be dyed with CIBA acid dyes.I did find the milk fibre very soft and silky to spin.

milk casein
 
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This spun up very quickly. I used the smallest whorl on my Kromski Polonaise wheel, using the 20:1 ratio. When using the smaller whorl on the Kromski wheel, don’t forget to turn the bobbin around so that you are using the smaller end of the bobbin

kromski

The Kromski Polonaise also has two adjustment screws on either side of the wheel. These can be turned to adjust the alignment of the wheel to the bobbin whorl. This needs to be adjusted whenever you change the whorl size.

spinning milk casein

I am going to leave this yarn as a single spun because I think it would be quite nice to use it as weft in a future silk scarf project.
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Handspinning

Spinning Wheel Pictures
How Your Spinning Wheel Spins
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Learn to Spin Workshops

Learn to Spin The workshop for the beginner hand spinner.
Learn to Use a Drum Carder How to use a drum carder to create new colours and Yarns.
Plied and Cabled Yarns How to spin plied and cabled yarns.
Simply Sumptuous Spinning A surprise selection of different fibres to spin.

Hand Spinning Books

Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning (Teach Yourself Visually Consumer)
The Complete Guide to Spinning Yarn: Techniques, Projects, and Recipes
Start Spinning: Everything You Need to Know to Make Great Yarn

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Schacht Wheel for sale

My Beautiful & Gently Used Schacht LadyBug Spinning Wheel w/attached lazy kate

I have a beautiful Schacht LadyBug Spinning wheel with the attached tensioned lazy kate.

Unfortunately, due to my own disability, I can no longer treadle with my left foot.

I would like to sell this beautiful Spinning Wheel so that I can purchase a reasonably priced electric spinning wheel, which will only need one foot to stop and start it-much like a sewing machine.
This spinning wheel is now sold
My digital camera is acting up, and in the repair shop, so I will download stock pictures of my wheel and please know that it doesn’t have a mark on it, I will send all the original paper work and items that came with it.

Also with this wheel I will send 8 ounces/1 half pound of fiber.
Either undyed Merino, or a package of the Ashland Bay Multi-Colored Merino Top – Primrose.

Primrose is a lovely light blue with streaks of pink, yellow, white and other colors running through it.

I’ve spun up a pound of this colorway and it makes a beautiful soft and lofty yarn.
I’ve also spun it and then plied it with any of the colors that are in it and it makes a wonderful colored yarn either way.
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I am going to ask $675.00 for this wheel & the shipping is on me, in other words included in that price.
I will be donating some of the proceeds of this sale to the Young Writer’s Project, as that is only fair when we are able to post these free ads.

I think this is a fair price, especially considering that I am willing to cover the shipping costs to anywhere in the Continental United States and Canada.

I can accept payments through PayPal.

I would be willing to accept personal checks, but please understand that I would have to wait until the check clears, which is 14 days at my financial institution, prior to shipping out the wheel and other items.

Feel free to contact me through this site, or through my own email pas3 at verizon dot net

Thank you so much for your consideration.

Andrea Germann-
Please just call me Anne
Reading PA

Schacht spinning wheel
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How to Spin Yarn

The Spinner’s Book of Yarn Designs: Techniques for Creating 80 Yarns
Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning (Teach Yourself Visually Consumer)
Spin Art: Mastering the Craft of Spinning Textured Yarn

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Inkle Loom with Viking Pyrography 14"

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New Electric spinning wheel excellent wooden Handmade Yarn

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ASHFORD TRAVELLER SPINNING WHEEL - IN EXCELLENT WORKING ORDER !

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How Your Spinning Wheel Spins: aa030800

Handspinning Twist and Tension
Learning to spin a fine yarn, with just the right amount of twist for the particular
fibre, is a delicate balance between drafting the correct amount of fibre, treadling your foot at the appropriate speed, and adjust the tension on your wheel.

To understand how your spinning wheel controls twist and tension, perform the following tests using 2 plied yarns.
I used 2 cotton yarns, in contrasting colours and tied the ends to the leader yarn that was threaded through the orifice of the wheel. For each experiment, I spun the wheel in the same direction, to the right(clockwise). I treadled slowly, trying to maintain an even treadling speed.

Spindle Whorl – Largest Groove

whorl

Spinning wheels generally have 2 or 3 different sized grooves on the spindle whorl. Start with the drive band on the largest groove. Holding the 2 yarns in your right hand, ply them together to the right. Maintain an slow even treadling and allow the spinning wheel to draw the yarns onto the bobbin. Notice that while spinning, the yarns are being drawn from your hand, through the orifice, and onto the bobbin. At the same time, they are being twisted together. After spinning a few yards, hold the yarns together with your thumb and forefinger (so they don’t untwist) and make note of the number of twists per inch in the plied yarn.

Spindle Whorl – Middle Groove

Slip the Drive band onto the middle groove of the spindle whorl. Begin to treadle again, at the same speed as previously. Note that the yarns are being twisted together more tightly, although the speed of the draw onto the bobbin remains the same. After spinning for a few yards, again pinch the yarns together between your thumb and index finger, and make note of the twists per inch of the plied yarn.

Spindle Whorl – Smallest Groove

Slip the Drive band onto the smallest groove of the spindle whorl. Repeat the step above, maintaining an even, slow treadling speed. Notice that the amount of twist has increased. Again, spin a few yards, and note the number of twists per inch of the plied yarn.

Hand Spinning

Spinning Wheels
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Spinning Wheels
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Learn to Spin Workshops

Learn to Spin The workshop for the beginner hand spinner.
Learn to Use a Drum Carder How to use a drum carder to create new colours and Yarns.
Plied and Cabled Yarns How to spin plied and cabled yarns.
Simply Sumptuous Spinning A surprise selection of different fibres to spin.

Handspinning Books: Spinning Exotic Yarns

The Intentional Spinner
Offering a blend of technical knowledge, history, and easy-to-use tips, this inspiring collection of spinning wisdom deftly explores the three fundamental areas of yarn production: understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner’s needs.
UK: Intentional Spinner

Spin Control
Focusing at first on the spinning wheel, emphasis is placed on the importance of adjusting and customizing the wheel for best results.
UK: Spin Control

Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning (Handspun Revolution)
Experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns
UK: Intertwined

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Spinning wheel used

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Ashford Traveller Spinning Wheel

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Book Charkha (Traditional) spinning wheel crafted in India New!

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