4 Types of Spinning Wheels & Their Benefits
A spinning wheel is an important tool for any fiber artist. There are many different types of spinning machines on the market, and each has its benefits. In this blog post, we will discuss four different types of wheels and their benefits.
Whether you are just starting in fiber arts or a seasoned pro, there is sure to be a spinning wheel that is perfect for you. At The Hook and Needle Nook, LLC, serving Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding areas, we carry a wide variety of wheels so that you can find the perfect one for your needs.
1) Single-Treadle Wheels
Single-Treadle wheels are the most popular type of spinning wheel. They are also the easiest to use and the most versatile. Single-treadle wheels can be used to spin a variety of different fibers, from wool to silk. They are also relatively easy to transport, making them a great choice for traveling spinners.
Some benefits of using this machine:
- They're easy to use and versatile
- Can travel with them
- Great for beginners
At The Hook and Needle Nook, LLC serving Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding areas, we have various single-treadle wheels for you to choose from. We also offer classes to help you start spinning your new wheel. So, stop by our shop today and check out our selection of spinning wheels!
2) Double-Treadle Wheels
These machines have two treadles, one on each side of the wheel. This design is helpful if you want to be able to use both hands while spinning. It can also be helpful if you want to be able to spin a large amount of yarn at once.
Double-treadle wheels have some other benefits as well. They tend to be very sturdy, which can be helpful if you are a beginner. They are also typically very quiet, which can be nice if you want to spin in a relaxing environment.
At The Hook and Needle Nook, LLC, serving Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding areas, we offer a variety of spinning wheels for sale, including double-treadle options. If you are interested in learning more about this machine, we would be happy to help you find the perfect one for your needs.
3) Handheld Wheels
Handheld wheels are the simplest type of spinning machine. Often called a "support spindle," these wheels are best suited for spinning very fine yarns, such as laceweight or cobweb. Handheld wheels are also good for spinning in small spaces or traveling.
There are two basic types of handheld wheels: top-whorl and bottom-whorl. Top-whorl wheels have the drive whorl (the part of the wheel that makes it spin) at the top of the shaft, while on a bottom-whorl wheel, the drive whorl is near the base.
The Hook and Needle Nook, LLC serving Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding areas sells these machines at affordable rates.
4) Electric Wheels
Electric wheels are a newer type of spinning machine that has many benefits. One benefit is that they are very quiet and smooth to operate. Another benefit is that they are very portable since they do not require a lot of space. Electric wheels are also very easy to use, even for beginners.
The Hook and Needle Nook, LLC serving Coeur d’Alene and the surrounding areas sell spinning wheels of all four types so that you can try them out before you make your purchase. Research to determine which type of wheel is right for you and your spinning needs.