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In Popular Wheel Mechanics, you’ll learn the nuts and bolts of a wide range of popular spinning wheels and how to get the most out of each of them. Judith MacKenzie will expertly explain wheel sizes, why a pulley is not a whorl, and how to fill a flyer properly. Even though the flyer spinning wheel is a rather simple machine, Judith’s understanding how different models work will show you how to be an even more capable spinner.

You’ll Love This Spinning Video If:

  • You want to better understand your spinning wheel
  • You like to know how and why things work
  • You want to optimize the performance of your wheel

In Popular Wheel Mechanics You’ll Learn:

  • Why your hooks are on the same side of the flyer, or why they shouldn’t be
  • How to spin six different yarns by adjusting your wheel
  • How the shape of your flyer affects your spinning

A Word From the Author:

"In the time we have together, we’re going to talk about wheels; their development, the care and feeding, how to make good friends with them and how to get the most out of them." — Judith MacKenzie

About the Author:

Judith MacKenzie has been a textile artist for more than 20 years. Her traditional training has been expanded with world travel, deep research, and industry consultation. She has led textile tours to Turkey and Spain and has been a contributor to Spin-Off, Interweave Knits, PieceWork and Handwoven magazines. She writes and teaches extensively and is author of The Intentional Spinner.

What Other Spinners Are Saying:

"As a self taught spinner from many years ago, I felt that every aspect of the spinning wheel, both new ones and old were covered with amazing insight. Many questions were answered about the wheel that I purchased secondhand with no care and cleaning information available." — CHRISTINE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA


Easy to Follow

“Excellent and easy to follow explanation of various parts of the spinning wheel ! Also enjoyed the actual demonstration of wheel adjustments and how they affect your spinning. ” - Roberta Santiago

Great course!

“Judith is such a wealth of knowledge and this video is like hearing all of her wheel ‘hacks’ to help you master your wheel to help you spin the yarn you want, instead of the yarn you always get!” - Donita Westman

Excellent Overview

“An excellent overview of the main types of wheels and how to adjust them. My wheel is working much more smoothly as a result of what I have learnt from this workshop. Judith is an excellent teacher. . . . ” - Janet Harkin