kromski minstrel spinning wheels at fibrehut
kromski spinning wheel at fibrehut
kromski spinning wheel at fibrehut
kromski spinning wheel at fibrehut

MINSTREL spinning wheel

Regular price £499.00 £0.00 Unit price per
VAT included

The beautiful Kromski MINSTREL is a traditional Castle style wheel... Free postage on this wheel!

This wheel is supplied in natural unfinished wood. Apply your choice of wax polish to enhance and protect.

FibreHut's assembly & wax polishing service is available on collected orders or you can easily apply a nice coat of wax yourself. Try before you buy and classes also available on this wheel (by appointment).

The true definition of a Castle wheel is simply a wheel where the flyer, orifice and mother of all are located in direct position above the drive wheel in a tall, castle-like fashion. In this sense, many modern wheels are essentially a Castle wheel. This beautiful Kromski work of art, however, offers the compact, vertical orientation of today’s modern wheels without sacrificing the Olde World elegance and refinement that we are famous for delivering in our products.


  • Wheel diameter 45cm (18")
  • Orifice 10mm (3/8")
  • Standard whorl ratios 6.5, 8.5, 12 and 16.1
  • Durable leather bearing on front maiden
  • Brass bearings oat wheel hub
  • Hushed plastic bearings on bobbins
  • Single drive or double drive
  • Scotch tension
  •  2 bobbin on-board lazy kate
  • Total weight 5.5kg (12lbs)
  • Double foot treadle

Equipped with an 18” diameter wheel, the Minstrel is indeed capable of delivering a full wheel impact without demanding the full wheel real estate. With the orifice being located directly above the wheel and consequently, the treadles, many spinners find this arrangement to be more comfortable to spin on than one where the orifice is off-set to the treadle.

Comes with...

  • Threading hook
  • 3 bobbins
  • Spinning wheel oil

The Minstrel is a double treadle wheel bursting with detailed, handcrafted wood turnings and can be adjusted to operate in either double drive mode or single drive mode with Scotch tension. The optional distaff easily attaches for spinners requiring assistance with longer staple-length fibers, such as flax or hemp. Add this charming yet multi-functional wheel to your archive today and delight yourself with thoughts of yesteryear every time you spin!

Optional extras

Jumbo Flyer kits expand the spinners range in two ways. First, the type of yarn created can vary from lace-weight to super bulky art yarn because of the larger orifice on the jumbo flyer. Subsequently, the jumbo bobbin allows spinners twice the capacity of the regular Kromski bobbin. A regular Kromski bobbin already offers 50% greater space than most standard bobbins in the industry with a generous 4.2 ounce capacity. Jumbo bobbins double that, essentially allowing you to spin two regular bobbins worth without a bobbin change!! This means longer, continual drafts for skeins with greater yardage.

Now Kromski is proud to introduce the Great Jumbo Flyer, specially designed for the Minstrel Wheel – learn more about this amazing opportunity to expand your wheel possibilities!

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