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Old 05-25-2007, 11:00 AM   #11
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Yup 4+ weeks... I bought it on Ebay and its being shipped from New Zealand. I could have spent $40.00 more to get it faster, but I'd rather spend the $40.00 on supplies for when it gets here. After I clicked to option I said what am I thinking There is no way I can wait 4+ weeks for my wheel... then I remembered I've waited 2 years to get one I can wait another 4 weeks or so.. Yup only 4 more weeks give or take a little for the seller to set up the shipping.

Oh my Andrea you must Spin.... Pull that Joy out and Celebrate. I know I couldn't wait if I had one in the house... I'd be going crazy...lol I hope everything works out for the best!
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Old 05-26-2007, 03:13 AM   #12
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leah, congrats on your wheel purchase! i am thinking you might have got yours from the same NZ seller one ebay i did! and that's the wheel i got too! it is my first wheel and i understand it is many people's first wheel. although i don't have much to compare it to (and don't use it near as much as i would like,) i absolutely LOVE it and i think you will too! i also was looking at the lendrum folding, though, and am strongly considering making that my second wheel, either that or a majacraft, trying to hold out for stitches in october.

wishing you the best in your spinning endeavors!!!
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The Traditional is what I learned on. I love it. I have a Kiwi, and I love that too, but that's not about to fit into any time periods other than now
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I got some fiber and a drop spindle, but have not been able to get it to 'work'. I am hoping to get a wheel -if I can find one we can afford- whew, I had no idea they were so expensive :-( . I'm still not getting very far with knitting, but I'm not about to stop trying!
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Old 05-29-2007, 09:51 AM   #15
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Keep trying suzi. It takes time and practice, but its all worth it in the end!

Thanks for the comments everyone. I'm so looking forward to my wheel arriving. This last weekend I went to the Ren. fest. in Atlanta, and just inside the gate their were 2 spinners and one was useing the Asheford traditional. I got to see it in action and talk to the spinners for a while until everyone else in my group started pulling me away..lol It was great to see it in action and made me much more sure of my purchase.
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Old 05-30-2007, 05:27 PM   #16
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Boy, I would go with the Traveller. I currently am the proud owner of a previously loved Ashford Traveller and just fell in love with it. I just changed out the treadle board to a double treadle but really, for your reenactment, I believe the single treadle is more authentic (as if anyone knew). It does have some plastic parts showing. You may want to check into the Kromski wheels, upright ones, as they do travel easier than the traditional wheels. I for one don't think you can go wrong with an Ashford though. Happy spinning!
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I finally heard back from the seller. It was picked up today and I have a tracking number so I can watch its travel to me...:wooh oo::woohoo :
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I also have a previously loved Traveller. I am finding it very easy to learn to spin on it. I'm not SCA, but I wanted a very traditional look. I chose to buy used because I wanted a single treadle and the new Travellers are all double. I like knowing that lots of experience with these wheels is out there on the net if I need help and that parts are readily available.
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Jan that was one of my worries as well. I know with an Ashford I can run to the store and get parts with out too much trouble. Its an hours drive, but thats better then not haveing access to parts and accessaries when they are needed.
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