Sunday, July 31, 2011

New spinning wheel

Yesterday I went to Susan's Fiber Shop in Columbus, Wisconsin and tried out a lot of spinning wheels.  I have been eyeing the Majacraft Aura wheel for a while and finally found someone who had one that I could try out.  It is pretty expensive so I wanted to be sure I liked it before I ordered it.  After trying a few wheels, I was convinced that I wanted a Majacraft wheel because they felt so smooth when I treadled.  However, the Pioneer was significantly cheaper than the Aura.  It was hard for me to get a really good feel for which wheel would be the best for my spinning.  The Aura is very different than what I have now, but that is part of why I was interested in it.  It has a new technology that is different from other wheels.  The Pioneer was a little easier for me to just sit down at because it was more like the wheel I have now.  But, the Aura is sooooo pretty.  It is solid bamboo.  The Pioneer is pine and the wheel is fiber board.  I just knew I wouldn't be happy if I didn't get the Aura.  I saw it in a magazine and knew it was the wheel for me.  So, I ordered it!  It comes from New Zealand, so it will be about a month before I get it.  I am pretty excited and will be counting down the days!

Here is a picture from the Majacraft website of what the Aura looks like.  I can't wait to post pictures of mine when it arrives.

1 comment:

  1. That is a beautiful machine. You should post a video of yourself using it!