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This was a spinning bee at our local fair. Lots of wheels and drop spindles. We had lots of fun and laughs!!!
 

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Wow...that looks like fun! I am assuming the spinners bring their own wheels? I am concerned that if I try to transport my wheel, something will break as it doesn't fold. Do they travel nicely and I am overly concerned?
 

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I travel with my Louet, it doesn't fold. It isn't very heavy at all. At the Fiber Festival last weekend, several folks had those small, softsided, folding wagon style carts, their wheels fit right into them, very easy to transport.

Interesting - almost everyone "watching" the spinners are men. I actually bought my first wheel because of my (then teenaged) son's interest!
 

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Cdambro said:
Wow...that looks like fun! I am assuming the spinners bring their own wheels? I am concerned that if I try to transport my wheel, something will break as it doesn't fold. Do they travel nicely and I am overly concerned?
I have a Baines wheel. It does not fold. I seat belt it in the backseat.
 

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The men were definitely intrigued by the works of spinning. The instructors husband is there every year and helps out in any way he can. The man in the blue shirt in the background sat there the entire time just watching, when he stood up to leave he said one word "amazing". I guess it is pretty amazing, turning straw into gold!!!
 

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Cdambro said:
Wow...that looks like fun! I am assuming the spinners bring their own wheels? I am concerned that if I try to transport my wheel, something will break as it doesn't fold. Do they travel nicely and I am overly concerned?
Yes, we bring our own wheels to these things (and to guild meetings). Not all wheels fold, although I usually bring my Lendrum which does. This weekend, though, I'm likely to bring Miss T's Kromski with me since many visitors to the fair want to see what they consider a traditional wheel.
 
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