Kromski Prelude Spinning Wheel
The Prelude is a single drive wheel. The good news here is that it uses the same bobbins as all the other Kromski wheels, even the double drive wheels. This means that, as you consider adding a second or third Kromski wheel, you know your bobbins will work with all the different models.The Prelude is easy to treadle, very easy to transport, and has an 18" diameter wheel (same as the Kromski Minstrel) for excellent ratios. If you like, you can swivel the mother-of-all in line with the bench for a more compact "package" when moving the wheel or for storage.
The Prelude is made of European alder and birch. This is a perfect wheel for reenactors.
wheel diameter - 18"
orifice height - 26"; size - 3/8"
bobbins: 3 included; will fit all other Kromski wheels; Kromski regular bobbins have yarn capacity that is 50% greater than many other popular wheel bobbins; a plus for any spinner
also includes threading hook, attached Lazy Kate, DVD and bottle of spinning wheel oil
Ratios: 6, 10.5, and 13 to 1; see options below for other speeds
bearings on wheel shaft; leather bearings on flyer
weight - 9 lbs.
in addition to a regular hemp drive band, an elastic band will be included
This wheel comes boxed as a kit but goes together quickly. It is available unfinished or with a factory clear, walnut or mahogany finish that is exceptional (see a sample of the finishes further down this page). Also included is an optional elastic drive band (that is dyed to match the walnut or mahogany stain) which can make this wheel even more enjoyable.
A DVD also comes with this wheel showing how to assemble the Prelude and a basic intro to spinning.