Monday, March 22, 2010
New Art Flyer and Bobbin from SpinOlution
Today, there was a knock on my door and there stood Michael Pauly of SpinOlution with the new ginormous flyer assembly and bobbin in hand. I invited him in with great excitement and watched with itchy fingers as he attached this new device to my Mach II spinning wheel. Holy Mackrel! That is one big bobbin! Measurements: Flyer assembly is 12 inches long and 8 1/2 inches wide; bobbin is 6 inches in diameter and 9 inches long. The gorgeous wooden pegs are 1 3/4 inches tall.
After attaching a leader, I pulled out some roving and started to spin on the lowest ratio (about 3:1) in a thick and thin fashion. What I noticed right away was that this is exceptionally well balanced and spins easily. In the photos attached, you will notice the yarn on the bobbin which weighs about one pound. I still have lots of room. Will fill the bobbin just to see how much it will hold and then do some serious art yarn spinning. Mike said I can have this for testing for the next couple of days and then I have to return it. I intend to make the most of the available time.
This is a really cool new addition for maximizing the potential of the Mach II and the Hopper wheels in terms of art yarn spinning in particular. Just fabulous!