The Prelude is a single drive wheel with all the touches modern spinners expect and the look of an antique wheel, which makes it perfect for re-enactors. It uses the same bobbins as all the other Kromski wheels, even the double drive wheels. Kromski bobbins work on all the different models, which is a plus for anyone owning multiple wheels. The Prelude is easy to treadle and transport, and has an 18″ diameter wheel (same as the Kromski Minstrel) for excellent ratios. The Prelude is made of European alder and birch.
• Wheel diameter – 18″ • Orifice height – 26″; size – 3/8″ • Bobbins: Three included that will fit all other Kromski wheels. Kromski bobbins have yarn capacity that is 50% greater than many other popular wheel bobbins. • Includes threading hook, attached Lazy Kate, bottle of spinning wheel oil. • Ratios: 6, 10.5, and 13 to 1; Optional whorls available for other speeds. • Bearings on wheel shaft; leather bearings on flyer • Weight – 9 lbs. • Elastic drive band