Cherry Marie Victoria

Handmade Heritage Spinning Wheels

Wally Slobodan in his woodworking shop

Wally Slobodan in his woodworking shop

Watson wheels are designed for spinners of all levels, they are internationally recognized for the fine workmanship and excellent spinning capabilities.

We offer 3 styles, which can be custom-made and shipped to your doorstep:

  1. The traditional wheel is based on the Norwegian design with a level table, braced columns, double treadle, double drive and scotch tension. Available with a 24”, 26” or 30” diameter wheel. These wheels have an onboard lazy kate.
  2. A compact accelerator wheel with dual wheels (equivalent to a 34” or 42” single wheel ), double treadle, double drive, scotch tension and onboard bobbin storage.
  3. A 48” walking wheel.

All wheels are made from solid hardwoods with oiled bronze bearings and are custom-built for your spinning requirements. There is a wide selection of speed/ratio combinations to suit your fibre needs.

Wheels are shipped in a plywood crate to ensure safe arrival and packed so minimal assembly is required.

Spinning accessories: distaff; niddy noddys; drop spindles; and 3- and 4-bobbin lazy kates can also be made to order.

The workshop is located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, in Canada.

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