20 September 2013

Introducing Little Grace Special ♥

My love affair with spinning started a year ago, in fact it was last September that I started my spinning classes. I still remember the buzz when I first treadled on a borrowed wheel and the excitement when I owned my first wheel, now a year later I am a proud owner of a gorgeous custom made Little Grace Special. (I'm a little over excited so please excuse the number of photos!)

You may already know that I have been patiently waiting for months for this little beauty to be made, and now it's finally here I can hardly contain myself!

It came well packaged in a polystyrene box:
The assembling instructions included a video which was very helpful, it took me a little over 30 minutes to put it all together - could've been quicker, it helps to watch the video first, duh!

Here it is fully assembled, complete with 7 bobbins (one on the flyer, the other six held at the front):
Here are more details:
My wheel is number 842 and it's got my name on it :-).  The orifice has two attachments, one is the reducing attachment which you can see at the bottom left, for spinning thinner yarns; another is an art yarn attachment showing here on the bottom right. The arm of the flyer head has three holes to hold the two attachments and the orifice hook when not in use. Not only that, a left handed spinner could flip the flyer head and have the flyer on the other side.

It has six ratios so the spinning range is huge.
But one thing surprised me (I wouldn't say disappointed, OK,  maybe just a teensy bit), is that the "double treadle" really is a "twin treadle" as shown here:
The two treadles are actually connected and move as one, meaning when treadling I'm not using alternate foot but both feet together. I don't remember reading anything about it when I did my research, and I assumed (always a dangerous thing to do) that two treadles means alternating actions. Still, I have spun on it and I am impressed, very smooth and effortless. So overall I am happy with my new wheel and I am sure Little Grace Special and I will have many happy years together :D

Oh yes, last but not the least, my Jenkins Swan has arrived. Isn't she beautiful!
That's more than enough to keep me busy! Now it's your turn :-)

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  1. Oh! Your new wheel is gorgeous!! Just beautiful.

    Not sure if this is true for all Double Treadles, but for my wheel (Louet), the two treadles are also tied together similarly.

  2. oooooh, GORGEOUS! Now what are you going to spin on more this weekend the wheel or the Jenkins? Tough Choice! I can't wait to see the lovely yarns you create with your new tools.