The Jumbo Sliding Hook Flyer Kiwi Kit allows you to update your Kiwi Spinning Wheel to spin a wide range of yarn sizes, including art yarns. The included jumbo pulley/whorl gives you two additional ratios of 4:1 and 5:1. These slower speeds make it easier to spin low-twist bulky yarns and ply. Because of these slower speeds, it is also great for spinning art yarns that need more time for manipulation before feeding onto the bobbin.
The niftiest feature of this kit is the reducing bushings for the orifice and front maiden bearing. These give you so many options! With the bearing reducer bush, you can still use your standard flyer on your wheel, without having to change the front maiden out. And with the orifice reducing bush, you can reduce the size of the opening in the orifice on the Jumbo Flyer, facilitating spinning finer yarns. This works by eliminating the excessive movement of fine yarns in a too-large orifice. Now you can spin any size yarn you wish onto that lovely jumbo bobbin!
The flyer comes with a lacquered finish.
Jumbo Sliding Hook Flyer Kiwi Kit Includes:
One jumbo bobbin
One jumbo pulley/whorl
One front upright and jumbo bearing
Nylon brake band
Poly drive band
Orifice reducer bush*
Bearing reducer bush**
Additional Jumbo Bobbins can be purchased here.
*The orifice reducer bush allows you to spin finer yarns while still using your jumbo flyer. Reducing the size of the orifice reduces vibration and excessive pull on the yarn.
**The bearing reducer bush allows you to easily and quickly change flyers from jumbo to standard without having to change your upright!