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Popular Wheel Mechanics (Video Download)

How to choose the wheel you want, love the wheel you've got, and truly master the machine all available now as a download!
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The flyer spinning wheel is a subtle machine. Understanding this ingenious tool, optimizing its performance, and making it work for you is key to becoming an accomplished spinner.

In this far-ranging video, Judith MacKenzie looks at several of the popular wheels available to spinners today, dissects their differences, gives pointers on get the best from them, and shares tips and hints on making your wheel as efficient and versatile as it was designed to be.

You'll learn:
  • How wheel size influences spinning
  • How the shape of your flyer affects your spinning
  • Why your hooks are on the same side of the flyer, or why you might want them to be
  • Why a pulley is not a whorl
  • How to spin six different yarns by making simple wheel adjustments
  • How to fill a flyer properly, and why it matters
  • And several dozen additional fascinating and critical facts and exercises that will make you a better spinner
About the Author
Judith McKenzie has been a textile artist for more than twenty years and has taught throughout the United States and Canada.  Her work appears in both public and private collections.

Judith has been a contributor to Spin-Off, Interweave Knits, PieceWork, and Handwoven magazines, and has led textile tours to Turkey and Spain.

SKU: EP2039

Author/Speaker/Editor: Judith MacKenzie

Format: Standard Definition Video

Customer Reviews

Great tool for spinners Review by Cherie

I loved her demonstration on the progressive history of spinning. I had never heard of thigh spinning before this video. Learned some good tips on adjusting my various wheels to get the most out of them too.

(Posted on 6/9/14)

video quality Review by Catherine

I downloaded the video and have viewed a small portion of it. I'm sure that I will learn a lot from it, but I'm finding the image quality varies. The close-up shots are nice and clear. However, the distance shots appear to be not as clear. The same thing is true when I viewed the video preview--leading me to believe that the problem was in the original filming and not with my computer.

(Posted on 12/21/13)

This video improved my spinning right away Review by Rosa

Very informative!. I learned so much the first time I watched the video, that it was amazing. I'm now watching it a second time, and I'm learning even more. Although not all wheels are covered, many instructions, do's and don't's, tips and tricks are valid for many wheels. While I was watching it the first time, I kept waiting for those moments 'my' wheel was mentioned. I missed many good instructions that way, because I didn't understand spinning wheels sufficiently well to realize that what Judith said about another wheel was also useful for my wheel. It's much better the second time around. My spinning has already improved.

(Posted on 6/10/13)

Wonderful Review by Zoey Furgason

I love this download..well worth every penny. I would recommend for newbies...the tips alone were great. Judith's voice is calm and easy to understand. I wish I had bought the download sooner. I have apple tv and was able to play on the large screen and spin while I watched. Wish there were more stars so I could rate this higher!

(Posted on 7/26/12)

Popular Wheel Mechanics Review by Christine Macdonald

I found this set of videos to be extremely informative and helpful. 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 second hand with no care and cleaning information available. I would happily recommend this download to anyone who is trying to learn more about their own wheel.

(Posted on 2/7/11)

Popular Wheel Mechanics (download) (ep2039) Review by Vicki Hughes

I wish I had this information while doing my Master Spinning Course!!! After watching these videos I had that "AHA" moment about my spinning!! Thank you Judith for sharing this remarkable knowledge. It will definitely make me a better spinner. Well worth the price

(Posted on 11/18/10)