The Kromski Minstrel is a traditional Castle style wheel. The true definition of a Castle wheel is simply a wheel where the flyer, orifice and mother of all are located in direct position above the drive wheel in a tall, castle-like fashion. In this sense, many modern wheels are essentially a Castle wheel. The Minstrel is a double treadle wheel bursting with detailed, handcrafted wood turnings and can be adjusted to operate in either double drive mode or single drive mode with Scotch tension. The optional distaff easily attaches for spinners requiring assistance with longer staple-length fibers, such as flax or hemp.This beautiful Kromski work of art,offers the compact, vertical orientation of today’s modern wheels without sacrificing the Olde World elegance and refinement that we are famous for delivering in our products.
*Purchasing a wheel is a big investment, you will spend many lovely hours creating yarns and it will become part of your home. Whether it's your first wheel or twentieth I would love to chat with you so we can find your perfect wheel match.
~ Beautiful European Alder and Birch wood ~ Wheel Diameter : 45 (18 inches) ~ Orifice Circumference : 10mm (3/8 in.) ~ Standard Whorl Ratios: 6.5, 8.5, 12 and 16:1 ~ Additional jumbo whorl with 4.5:1 ratio available ~ Durable leather bearing on front maiden ~ Sturdy brass bearings at wheel hub ~ Hushed plastic bearings in bobbins ~ Single Drive with Scotch Tension or Double Drive ~ Double Treadle ~ Built-In Lazy Kate (2 bobbin capacity) ~ Total Wheel weight : 5.5kg (12 lbs) ~ Optional Distaff Available
* 3 bobbins (120g/4.2oz capacity) * Spinning Wheel Oil * Threading Hook * FREE $50 Instant Shopping Spree with the Unfinished Minstrel! * FREE $75 Instant Shopping Spree with all Finished Minstrels! You get to Choose up to $75 worth of items from my shop just Convo me your choices and they will be packed up and shipped to you Free :) *Please DO NOT add extra items to cart. * FREE Shipping to the lower 48 states USA - Reduced Shipping to Canada
*Handmade items will ship within 2 business days using USPS First Class mail. I will email you after it has been sent with a confirmation number.
I do my best to estimate shipping charges, but if I find I have (unintentionally) over estimated by more than a dollar I will refund the difference via paypal or direct checkout.
*Kromski items will ship within 3 business days using UPS from Georgia. UPS requires a telephone number for shipment, please put this in the comments to seller section when you check out.
I will ship items to your Etsy address, please make sure it is up to date.
*I currently ship to the Continental U.S. and Canada ONLY, but I am working out how to ship to Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico ~ Thank You for Your Patience!*
International Orders- Buyers are responsible for ALL custom charges, taxes and fees.
I accept PayPal, Direct Checkout and Etsy Gift Cards. If payment isn't received in 2 business days I will have to cancel the order.
8% Sales tax will be added to all purchases shipped to New York State & Georgia.
Returns & exchanges
I want you to love your purchase and do my best to give a true representation via photos and description. If there are any problems please contact me within 24 hrs of receipt of item.
Returned items must be received by me in new, unused condition within 10 days with all packaging materials and free items. Buyer is responsible for insured return shipping charges and a 40% restocking fee. Shipping charges are not refundable.
All items are made in a smoke free, pet loving home. Though I do my best to keep the pets out of my little work area :)