The photo here shows me trying out a Baynes Spinning Wheel at Black Sheep Gathering. I'd never gotten to try one of these little New Zealand wheels before in person, and I loved it. Smooth silent action without any wiggles or noises and a small footprint without the possibility of tipping it over--these all seemed very appealing, especially as my Little Gem, my "office" and travel wheel, is really showing signs of hard wear after five years of use. Also the Baynes' price is reasonable. Check them out in the USA at Rowan Tree Woolery. These kind folks let me try out both a double and single treadle wheel just for fun. In the end, I preferred the single treadle, by the way, but that's just because of how my particular knees creak....
Anybody out there own a Baynes? How do you feel about it? Curious minds want to know.
Coming up soon---the professor took some very funny photos in preparation for the big new Harry Potter release...the photos are both fiber and fiction related. Perfect for a yarn spinner like me!