For the past year I have been spinning on both my Echo and Pollywog Spinning wheels. I want to give you a review of them. These wheels are like no other spinning wheels that I have come across. They are built "one at time" here in the USA. I am just smitten with them so of course I am a dealer of their wheels and accessories.
Have you been thinking about buying a new wheel, but you have a limited budget? The Pollywog is an affordable wheel, especially for a first time spinner. My Pollywog is a wonderful travel wheel. It only weighs 8.5 lbs. I use it at shows, my farm store and at home. I spin my alpaca yarns with it. I also use it for teaching spinning lessons on a wheel. It is a joy to spin and the treadling is smooth & silent as you treadle with your toes, so it is ergonomically friendly. I can spin for hours with it and not get tired. As you learn how to spin on the standard 4 oz flyer head, you can add the accelerator to your wheel for multiple faster ratios or upgrade to the 12 oz flyer head which can hold more yardage and chunky, bulky, art yarns. Yes you can spin chunky, bulky and art yarns with this amazing little wheel. The by-passable orifice allows you to spin bulky, ply creative, or add embellishments. You can add a tube orifice accessory to your 4 oz or 12 oz flyer head if you prefer spinning with a closed orifice. You cannot go wrong with this little wheel. Mothers and grandmothers have purchased the Pollywog for their children & grandchildren to spin with. It is that versatile. If any of my local spinning (or non spinning) friends wants to take it for a spin, just give me a shout out. We can arrange a time for you to try it. I also will have it at all of the shows that I will be vending at. Just look at the new event calender for my schedule here on the website. I did a short video of me spinning an alpaca art bat on the Pollywog. You can see my treadling with my toes.
My other wheel that I purchased for myself is the Echo. This wheel is so much fun to spin with. I purchased the Bulky Yarn Pkg. which includes a skein winder and the lazy kate. It weighs 14 lbs, so it's light enough to carry with it's built in handle. I take it with me to all of my shows. This wheel is easy to treadle , as you are using the balls of your feet or you can use your toes. I can spin for hours with this wheel also. I have spun many art batts into art yarns on the Echo. Some of the yarns are listed here in my store. I also did a short video of myself spinning alpaca art batts. You can see my feet and how smooth it is to treadle. My next wheel purchase for myself will be the Firefly. For other reviews of the SpinOlution line of wheels, visit SpinOlution.com If anyone is interested in trying this wheel, I can schedule a time or visit me at one of my shows. Any questions? Just leave them here in the comments.