Majacraft Little Gem Folding Wheel
Price includes the wheel, travel bag, three standard plastic bobbins and a travelling Lazy Kate.
The Little Gem is a state of the art travelling folding wheel. It is especially useful for those who need to transport their spinning wheel but it has the capability and smoothness to cater for all types of spinning.
The Gem easily handles tasks of spinning and plying wool, mohair, silk, etc. The Little Gem, although small and incredibly light (around 4kgs or 10 Lbs), is a full height with attractive design.
This design of this wheel is a revolutionary new concept. Some of the Little Gem features:
- double treadle
- quick change flyer
- sealed bearings, so no oiling required
- sliding flyer hook
- sensitive Scotch tension
- New Zealand Rimu hardwood construction
- compact and light
- extremely portable
- spins like a full-sized wheel with an easy-rolling treadle action
- compatible bobbins and flyers with Majacraft wheels & accessories
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DROP SHIPPING: for Canadian destinations not serviced by Canada Post Expedited GROUND shipping, it may be possible for us to have the wheel shipped from New Zealand at the price listed here. Please inquire.
PRODUCT of NEW ZEALAND
Majacraft Bobbin, Plastic – Standard
Hackle, Majacraft – 2 row 320mm
Double pitch hackle from Majacraft, 320 mm (12.6") comb width. The combs have stainless steel pins with polished points that are blunt enough to be much more pleasant to use and sharp enough to do the job well. Fibres are lashed on to the teeth and then pulled through a diz to prepare them into top for spinning. They can be used in much the same way as wool combs, for either preparing a single type of fibre, blending colours or blending a mixture of fibres.
Instead of drilling the hackle base, Majacraft has developed a new technique of bonding the pins in with a very tough resin. The pins are positioned perfectly straight and perfectly even on every hackle.
This is the double row version, and we can order in the single row as well, just inquire for current pricing and availability. It includes a wooden pin cover to protect you and the hackle when it is not in use. Also included are special Majacraft clamps. The clamp block is drilled at an angle and has a solid rubber top to ensure that the hackle is held firmly on your table and the rubber will prevent damage to the table. The clamps allow you to secure the hackle to a sturdy surface and carry out colour blending in conjunction with a diz. The hackle is also stepped at the end to provide an area to use an 'F' clamp if you prefer this to the included clamps.
The hackle dimensions are:
length, 470mm (18.5 inches)
width, 45mm (1.8 inches)
height, 35mm (1.4 inches)
comb width, 320mm (12.6 inches)
The double row hackle is great for finer fibres. The pins are at different heights so initial combing can be done on the higher pins before carrying out fine combing with both rows of pins. As is often the case, the time spent in preparation is taken from the time spent in spinning later.