Majacraft Aura Spinning Wheel
This wheel is a collaboration between Majacraft and the very accomplished spinner Pluckyfluff.
Designed from the ground up, the Aura has new style and presence while still retaining the classic Majacraft look. It has two independent drive bands, one for the flyer and a second for the bobbin. The flyer drive has three different ratios and the bobbin drive has two ratios plus infinite adjustment. Being so unique, the Aura requires new thinking about spinning and expressing your creativity.
The hybrid flyer is all new and builds on the advances Majacraft has made in the past. It shares the aerodynamic shape of our other flyers for efficient and easy spinning. Most importantly it has a new dual function orifice. Fine yarns can be held still in the delta part of the orifice. This also has the function of holding coil yarns very still so you can observe your work. You can bypass the delta and use the large halo ring for spinning huge. With the new double drive, the Aura can spin anything that can be pulled through this orifice!
The new folding handle design has the grip in a new location and special bumpers on the handle to keep the spinning head away from the pedals when you fold it down.
The Aura will fit all existing Majacraft flyers. It fits all wood bobbins produced after April 2010.
- Stainless Steel Hinges
- Ratios: 4.1:1, 5.4:1 & 7.3:1
- 3 Jumbo Wood Bobbins
- Adjustable Folding Handle with Handle Stops
- Designed for both Right and Left Handed Spinners
- acrylic slider on the handle to protect your wheel when adjusting the head
- the Aura uses the amazing Majacraft double drive system for ultimate control over your spinning.
I purchased this wheel because I like both the fine-tunability of double drive and the easy adjustment of Scotch tension. I was intrigued by how Majacraft had arrived at what seemed like a hybrid between the two and hoped it would capture the things I like best about them. This wheel does not disappoint. Assembly is straightforward (the wheel includes an assembly guide with detailed photographs), and I was spinning what I consider my "default" single (a moderate-twist fine single that makes about a light fingering when 2-plied and a sport/DK when 3-plied) with very minimal adjustments past the wheel's "middle" settings. The strength with which the single is drawn in can be controlled with the break band, the head height, and the way the single is wrapped around the delta, so you can hit the sweet spot for the single you're spinning very easily, particularly once you learn the effects of each adjustment. This wheel is marketed especially towards art yarn spinners, but I can easily see the wheel spinning pretty much whatever I want to spin. The minimal maintenance required because of the brilliantly designed construction is a bonus. Thanks Majacraft and The Woolery!