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Babe's Fiber Garden Spinning Wheels

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Babe's Fiber Starter Spinning Wheels

Babe's Fiber Starter Spinning Wheel

Side View of Babe's Fiber Starter Spinning Wheel

Babe's Fiber Starter - Front view and Side view

This is the original contemporary spinning wheel (machine) made with furniture PVC, weighing only a little over 7-1/2 pounds.

It is very light weight, easy to carry, very portable and easy to pack in a suit case. Comes with the new HM Friendship flyer, two 5:1 bobbins, two 21:1, ply bobbins, two lazy kates rods, 1/4 LB of Brown Sheep wool, and Babe's Spinning booklet with instructions to get you started spinning yarn.


Ratio: 5:1, 6:1 (Optional 18:1)

Wheel Size: 17 3/4"

Weight: 7 lbs.

Orifice Size: 3/8"

Single Wood Treadle

Polyurethane Drive Band

Flyer Tension - Leather

Bobbin Capacity: 3-4 oz.

Attached wood dowel Lazy Kate included 

Material: Furniture PVC, Plastic Wheel with Ball Bearing, Wood Flyer, Wood Treadle, and ABS Bobbins


Single Treadle Babe's Fiber Starter

#359001 White...$229.95  

Double Treadle Babe's Fiber Starter

#359003 White...$275.95  




Babe's Production Wheel

Babe's Production Spinning Wheels

Both single treadle and double treadle are available.  Comes with the new HM Friendship flyer, two 5:1 bobbins, two 21:1, ply bobbins, 4 lazy kates rods, 1/4 LB of Brown Sheep wool, and Babe's Spinning booklet. Orifice is 28" from floor to center of the orifice.

These wheels, using the standard bobbins have increased ratios: 5 7/8:1, 7 1/2:1, and 19:1. The wheels have a 21 1/4" diameter and is made from a wheel chair wheel with 2 bearings for effortless spinning.

It is very light-weight, easy to carry, very portable and easy to pack in a suit case.


Single Treadle White: 7.3 lbs.

Double Treadle: 8.2 lbs.

Single Treadle Babe's Production Wheel

#359020 White...$255.59  

Double Treadle Babe's Production Wheel

#359021 White...$295.99  



Babe's Pinkie Spinning Wheel

Babe's Pinkie Wheel
Babe’s Pinkie Spinning Wheel was born April 22, 2001.  It was conceived to be a spinning wheel for children.  However, because of it's light weight (only four pounds), folks found that it could have a lot of other uses.  It was named Pinkie because it was light enough to be picked up with your little finger.

Pinkie is made with 3/4" Furniture PVC and uses a 12" OD wheelchair wheel which has two ball bearing so it turns very easily. The orifice is 20-1/2" from the floor. It comes with 2 Babe standard bobbins whose ratio is 3 1/4:1, Plying Bobbin which will hold 8 ounces of fiber, 2 lazy kates rods, Spinning Babe's Booklet, a 1/4 pound of Brown Sheep roving and Babe's Sure Foot to keep it from sliding on the floor. The wood treadle is for the smaller foot, measures 4" wide X 9" long; however, they have found the larger foot will work if you turn the wheel so your foot will be on the diagonal of the treadle. Measures 15" X 10-1/2" X 22-1/2". 

#359012 White Single Treadle...$255.59  

#359---  White Double Treadle...$225.95  



Babe's Liten Spindel Charkha Wheel

Liten Spindel Charkha Wheel
Babe's Charkha, named Babe's Liten Spindel, which in Swedish means "little spider."

Babe's Liten Spindel can help you spin silk so fine that it looks like the filaments in a spider's web. When spinning from the fold, you'll be amazed as you draw back with the drafting hand and see the delicate fiber you've created.

Ratios: 13:1, 14:1, 16:1 and 20:1

Weighing just 2 pounds, 11 ounces, Babe's Liten Spindel is extremely portable. Simply set it on a table or on the floor to operate. 

It comes with Babe's Sure Foot, so it remains securely anchored during use. Small enough to be easily stowed away when not in use.

Babe's Liten Spindel is made with furniture PVC, a 12" wheelchair wheel with ball bearings, a 9" spindle, and a 54" polyurethane drive band. We use a rounded point knitting needle for spindle. As a charkha wheel, it is one of the most simplest ones requiring no adjustments. Just setup and start spinning. 

Babe's Liten Spindel is available in a Right Hand or Left Hand Model. When ordering be sure to say which hand you want to turn the wheel with.

#359---  Liten Spindel...$145.95  





Drive Band for Babe's Spinning Wheels
60" Polyurethane Fits Fiber Starter, Production and most Powered Skein Winders.

#359015  $8.99  

Drive Band for Babe's BULKY Spinning Wheels
72" Polyurethane Fits Fiber Starter and Production Wheels with the Bulky flyer.

#3590--  $11.35  


Babe's Standard Bobbin
Ratios: Fiber Starter 5:1
Production 5-7/8:1
  Standard Bobbin for the Electric Spinners
$9.00  #359024

Babe's 6:1 Bobbin
Ratios: Fiber Starter 6:1
Production 7-1/2:1
$10.00  #359027


If you are looking for any other Babe's Fiber Garden Products - just ask.  We can special order for you.

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