A very popular wheel, the Prelude is great for beginners - and it has enough features and character to be a lifetime wheel (or perhaps a second Kromski wheel for others). It has the look of an antique wheel and the high degree of wood turning that the Kromski's are famous for, but it also has all the touches modern spinners expect. And for such a quality wheel, the reasonable price is great.
The Kromski Prelude is a single drive wheel; a first for the Kromski's. The good news is that it uses the same bobbins as all the other Kromski wheels. This means that, as you consider adding a second or third Kromski wheel, you know your bobbins will work with all the different models.
The Prelude is easy to treadle, easy to transport, and has an 18" diameter wheel (same as the Kromski Minstrel) for excellent ratios. If you like, you can swivel the mother-of-all in line with the bench for a more compact "package" when moving the wheel or for storage. Also includes threading hook, and bottle of spinning wheel oil.
The Prelude is made of European alder and birch and with its antique look makes the perfect wheel for re-enactors. This wheel comes boxed as a kit but goes together quickly. It is available unfinished or with a factory clear, walnut or mahogany finish that is exceptional.
- Wheel: diameter 18" - weight: 9 lbs.
- Orifice: height 26" - size 3/8"
- Bobbin size: full 4 oz. - 3 included
- Attached Lazy Kate
- Ratios: 6, 10.5, and 13 to 1
- Sleeve bearings on wheel shaft
- Leather bearings on flyer
- Elastic drive band