It's novel, it's small, it's very portable. The Majacraft Little Gem 2 breaks some new ground in spinning wheels and comes packed in its own thermal carry bag. The Little Gem is a state of the art traveling folding wheel. It is especially useful for those who need to transport their spinning wheel, but has retained the capability and smoothness to cater to all types of spinning. It is fully packaged with three bobbins in its own thermal bag. A traveling kate is included in the bag for total freedom.
What's special about it? It follows the concept of the accelerated wheel. Instead of being driven by rods connected to the treadles, the wheel is belt driven from a small crank between the treadles. At any given speed, the Gem wheel rotates at around one and a half times faster than a normal wheel. The treadles operate on a unique rolling action over the crank, entirely different from the up and down action of conventional treadles. The head portion is separate from the main stem and is able to be raised and turned to suit the spinner. This is a major development in design where the spinner can feed the fiber straight into the orifice rather than moving the hands or body to suit the direction of the wheel.
The Little Gem 2 is very easy to assemble and dis-assemble, the wheel and lower stem folding down over the pedals after the head has been removed. However it can also be carried or stored folded flat with the head assembly turned to the side.
The Gem is also available packaged with the folding stool and they can be ordered together. This means the Gem is very suitable for use while on vacation or away from home as it can be transported folded flat but assembled or in the special carry bag made for this wheel. The bag has a carry handle as well as a shoulder strap included.
The Gem easily handles tasks of spinning and plying wool, mohair, silk etc. The Little Gem, although small and incredibly light (around 4kgs or 10lbs), is a full height with attractive design.
The Gem requires you to part company with preconceived ideas about spinning wheels. Majacraft threw the rule book away! This design of this wheel is a revolutionary new concept.
Some of the features of the Little Gem are:
- double treadle
- quick change flyer
- no oiling sealed bearings
- sliding flyer hook
- boilable bobbins
- sensitive scotch tension NZ rimu 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 and accessories
- Includes free bag and Kate
Includes shipping within continental US.
NOTE: With purchase of this wheel receive one lb. of roving your choice - Alpaca, Alpaca mix, Icelandic, white Merino or Corriedale.