Little Gem is the Majacraft folding wheel designed for using while travelling. It is especially useful for those who need to transport their spinning wheel but has the capability and smoothness to cater for all types of spinning.
While the Little Gem is both compact and light (approximately 5kg/12lbs – this can vary with the wood), it easily handles tasks of spinning and plying the likes of wool, mohair, silk and so on. The Little Gem is a full height wheel with attractive and unique design.
Little Gem comes with three bobbins and a custom made shoulder bag in Majacraft green. We also include a travelling kate so plying is a breeze while you are out and about.
The Little Gem is very suitable for use while on vacation or away from home as it can be folded flat and transported in the special carry bag made for this wheel. The bag has a easy to use carry handle as well as a shoulder strap.
Majacraft has a new and updated version of the Little Gem!! Here are the new changes!
The Tension knob position has moved down slightly so large flyers will fit with the standard tension knob, there is no need to order a new tension knob for those wanting to use Jumbo bobbins and larger flyer.
The stem lock bolt has moved to the front of the stem and changed shape, so it is easier to turn and give the front a more ‘flowing’ aesthetic.
The slider knob (for locking the stem upright) is now in stainless steel and has a larger thread, so is now also stronger.
We have created a new pedal shape, which is more in line with our other wheels.
The geometry of pedals and crank has changed slightly.
The metal badge has been replaced with laser engraved “Majacraft”.
We have created a new special cast bracket for the stem stop. This is now adjustable and makes the wheel much more rigid.
We have added larger bearings in drive wheel – this is so we can use a larger and stronger axle.
Majacraft supports direct shipments, which means online prices include the shipping costs from New Zealand and delivery times will typically be 2-3 weeks.
Some of the features of the Little Gem are:
- double treadle
- comes with three (3) plastic bobbins
- quick change flyer
- no oiling sealed bearings
- sliding flyer hook
- sensitive scotch tension NZ rimu construction
- laminated bamboo drive while that has plenty of inertia and looks great
- compact and light
- extremely portable
- spins like a full-sized wheel with an easy rolling treadle action
- compatible bobbins and flyers with Majacraft wheels and accessories