Kromski Minstrel

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The Kromski Minstrel is a traditional Castle style wheel where the flyer, orifice and mother of all are located in direct position above the drive wheel in a tall, castle-like fashion. This beautiful Kromski work of art, however, offers the compact, vertical orientation of today’s modern wheels without sacrificing the Old World elegance and refinement that Kromski is famous for.

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.

The Minstrel is a double treadle wheel bursting but can be adjusted to operate in either double drive mode or single drive mode with Scotch tension.

Jumbo Flyer kits (sold separately) expand the spinner's 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. A regular Kromski bobbin 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.


  • Threading Hook
  • 3 bobbins (120g/4.2oz capacity)
  • Spinning Wheel Oil


  • Wheel Diameter: 18"
  • Weight: 13 lbs.
  • Orifice Height 33"
  • Orifice Diameter: 3/8"
  • Attached 2-bobbin Lazy Kate
  • Two whorls
  • Ratios:
    • 6.5:1
    • 8.5:1
    • 12:1
    • 16:1
  • Bearings on wheel crank and bobbins
  • Leather bearings on flyer
  • Easy to Assemble
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