The Firefly is my favorite spinning wheel that SpinOlution has engineered. I love that it has so many flyer head sizes to choose from, and has a battery included in the base. The battery makes this wheel heavier than other electric art yarn wheel models, but I don't have a problem with the weight and portability.
If you're just getting started spinning one of a kind handspun yarns, I recommend the Firefly with the 16 oz flyer head and 3 bobbins. The 16 oz bobbin size is plenty large enough for all bulky textures, and helps keep your yardage at a manageable length for weaving, knitting, and crochet.
The Firefly is the easiest wheel to learn on because you don't need to think about treadling or keeping the flyer moving in the right direction! It will always spin clockwise when set to "spin" and counterclockwise when set to "ply". It makes plying a breeze, and has fantastic torque and pull for bulky production spinning.
If you want a classic "Art Yarn" experience, I recommend the 32 oz. It is equivalent to the Majacraft Overdrive bobbin and Ashford Country Spinner / E-Spinner Bobbin.
If traditional yarns are more your style, you might find the 8 oz flyer head the perfect size for the yarns you want to spin. And if cobweb and frog hair is your goal, the Firefly 4A Flyer head is the fastest RPM on the market to date (3200 RPM when plugged into the wall at full speed) - perfect for the shortest staple length fibers.
The flyer heads that fit on the Firefly also fit on the Monarch. You can purchase a Monarch base at a later point, and use your Firefly heads on the Monarch. I find that the Monarch is a great, solid studio wheel if you won't be traveling. The Firefly is a portable version of the Monarch.
- Battery is included and lasts over 14 hours (will get to full charge overnight).
- Wheel pricing includes 3 bobbins of the Flyer size listed.
- Flyer Heads for the Firefly also fit on the Monarch.
- Fastest RPM on the Market (3200) with the 4A Flyer
- A total of 5 Flyer Sizes to choose from: 4 oz, 8 oz, 16 oz, 32 oz, 64 oz
The Firefly is a modular electric spinning wheel. Within the base is a rechargeable battery that holds 14 hours of spin time for cordless spinning. The Firefly is equivalent to an electric Monarch. We combined our state of the art engineering and durable design with the power of electricity to create this dynamic, multi-purpose spinning wheel.
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