Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ashford Kiwi Spinning and Ma Cherie

Last summer Ashford announced an additional flyer and bobbin set up for the Kiwi Spinning Wheel. I was really excited with this flyer and bobbin, called the Super Flyer. It was designed with art yarn or just plain thick yarn in mind. It turns this wonderful scotch tension wheel into a bobbin led wheel.
My experience in spinning art yarns on my Ashford single drive/scotch tension wheels has been disappointing, only because I couldn't get enough take up  onto the bobbin. That causes a loosely wound bobbin, meaning that I was lucky to get 35 or even 50 yards onto one bobbin.
This flyer and bobbin solves that issue!
The bobbin holds 500 grams(17.636 oz) of fiber, the orifice is 1 1/8 inches in diameter, allowing beads or even feathers through it, and the there are free flowing sliding yarn guides allowing fat yarn or bulky items to spin onto the bobbin.
Ashford designed this flyer to set right onto your existing Kiwi. It attaches easily and will pull off easily when you want to use your scotch tension/single drive again. I am in love. :)
The yarn I have on the bobbin is a bulky weight yarn, with beads spun into it.
If you have an interest in purchasing this, I do sell Ashford wheels and parts, you can contact me through etsy or my Ravelry page.

Doing some stash knitting. I had this great super bulky art yarn that kept calling my name and saying "Knit me into something." I decided to knit this yarn using my Ma Cherie pattern. I love the lumps and bumps and how it has the boho chic appearance to it.

1 comment:

  1. Very nice! It's great to be able to spin lots of different weights of yarm on the same wheel. I also love the shawl. Pretty colors!