Minstrel Great Flyer kit
£175 bare wood, £209 clear finish, £220 walnut or mahogany finish
Great bobbins £22 in bare wood, £26 with clear or coloured lacquer
With everything you need to convert your minstrel to a super chunky spinning machine, the Great Flyer is a fantastic addition to the range. The kit comes complete with new rear and front posts, a flyer with massive 27mm orifice and sliding yarn guides, and two great bobbins with their huge 700g yarn capacity. The slow pulley/whorl has ratios of 3.5 and 4.8:1 and as the flyer is designed to be used with double drive – you also get a new longer drive band. I have used it successfully with Scotch tension, though it needs a stronger spring than the usual one. The on board kate is able to hold regular/jumbo and great bobbins. All in all, a versatile and useful addition for art yarns and high twist, thick rug yarns.