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" KRAFFT Spinning Wheel "
Height 1260mm, Width 772mm, Depth 420mm
Steel, Aluminium, Plywood, Beech, ABS
The tubular steel frame has been bent using formers and manual bending techniques.
The frame is then drilled and plates are welded to locate further components.
The completed frame is then powder coated.
The wheel is a plywood construction with a beech veneer
that is finished with a brass-toned anodized aluminium metal spun cover.
Bobbins, the foot plate and the front cover are beech components that are hand made,
either turned on a lathe or cut to size and shaped by hand and finished with a clear wax.
“Spinning - The process of turning fibres, either of plant or animal origin,
into yarn by hand using a spindle or spinning wheel”.
Spinning as a craft has devolved since the industrial revolution and it is estimated that currently,
there are only 51-100 skilled crafts people in the UK able to spin to a professional standard (Heritage Crafts Association, 2018). KRAFFT aims to introduce spinning to a new audience through a new product format and an updated material palette.
As much as KRAFFT is a functional product, it is intended to be a ‘conversation piece’ within its own environment.
KRAFFT is as much a piece of furniture as it is a tool for spinning yarn.