Swooning over bulky spinning!

I think I’m in love with spinning bulky weight yarn!  I just finished chain plying my natural Falkland and truly love the way it turned out.


I haven’t spun too much bulky weight and find it a bit challenging, especially for consistency.  Like anything, it will take practice and a lot of patience for me to achieve what I would call a perfect skein ( hmmmm.... is there such a thing? ) but I’m loving the process.  Besides, I didn’t buy my jumbo flyer to sit and collect dust on my Kiwi and it’s high time I start learning something new.



I purchased the the Ashford sliding hook jumbo flyer kit a few years ago to use for my original Kiwi but only used it a couple of times.  If you have a Kiwi, this kit is well worth buying. 

I am now considering the Ashford Super Flyer kit and here’s why....




From the Woolery:

Ashford Kiwi Super Flyer Kit

Art yarn enthusiasts take note! The Kiwi Super Flyer has a huge 1" (27mm) orifice and has awesome new free-flow yarn guides on a sliding hook flyer. The Kiwi Super Flyer comes as a kit and is super easy to install on any Kiwi. The kit includes everything from the maiden bar up, so you only need to undo one bolt when you want to swap.  (Note – in the video Kate says 25mm (1in), this is incorrect, it should have been 27mm (1in).
The kit includes:
  • 3 super-size bobbins which have a 1.1 lb. (500gm) capacity, so less time changing bobbins and more yarn on the bobbin.
  • Lazy Kate 
  • New drive belt
The Kiwi Super Flyer will fit all Kiwi 3, 2 and Kiwi spinning wheels..




I ended up with 30 yards of bulky weight yarn that I plan to pair with my recently finished bulky skein and make a striped hat.  I have plans to raid my stash and continue this fun adventure of spinning bulky and I have a feeling it may evolve into art yarn at some point in time.

Until next time, be creative!



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