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HansenCrafts LLC
710 East Park Ave
Port Townsend, WA 98368

(360) 747-7746

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A Leader in Handspinning Equipment

We make and sell the HansenCrafts miniSpinnertm, a rather nice little electric spinning wheel, or e-spinner.  Thousands of handspinners worldwide are in love with their miniSpinner.  Try one and you'll understand why...

The photo shows a tigerwood miniSpinnertm with a WooLee Winder (on the left), some optional accessories in the middle, and a maple miniSpinnertm with a HansenCrafts manual flyer on the right.  

Why would you want a miniSpinnertm?  Isn't it cheating? 

Why is it cheating?  Itís OK not to treadle!  Remember, your craft is called ďhandspinning,Ē not ďfootspinningĒ.  Itís the 21st century!  We have electricity!  You use power tools for just about everything else in your life.  Do you ride a horse to work?  A miniSpinner is a modern, superior tool for handspinners. 

Ergonomics:  With a miniSpinner, you donít have to sit in a fixed position as you would with a treadle wheel.  

You donít risk repetitive stress injury of your feet, knees, and ankles by treadling.  

You are able to move to find the most comfortable position to spin on your miniSpinner.  You can stand, or even recline, to spin! 

Make Better Quality Yarn:  miniSpinners maintain a nearly constant speed (determined by you), unlike treadle wheels which vary as you apply power impulses by treadling.  

A miniSpinnerís more uniform speed, along with our soft-start and soft-stop features, presents a uniquely smooth spinning experience which experienced spinners often notice and comment about.  This helps you create a more consistent rate of twist in your fiber.

Furthermore, because your brain isnít distracted by the need to treadle, you can focus entirely on drafting your fiber, which improves your diameter control. 

Beginners:  Just getting started?  Youíll progress far more rapidly when you can focus entirely on drafting fiber, undistracted by treadling, starting in the right direction, ratios, and other stuff required to operate a traditional spinning wheel. 

Physical issues?  miniSpinners are ideal if you have physical difficulties. If you have issues with treadling, a miniSpinner will make spinning possibleóand enjoyable. 

Portability and Travel:  Traveling with a miniSpinner is a breeze. You can easily bring your miniSpinner to a friendís house, a spinning event, or a class. 

Because it requires so little power, a miniSpinner will run all day on a small rechargeable battery; you donít need to be near an electrical outlet. You can easily bring it along in your carry-on bag or in its own tote bag. 

Use your miniSpinner in a car, RV, or boat (a 12 volt cord is included). Some people even spin (in economy class!) on long flights! 

Limited space:  We live in smaller spaces than people did in the past. Your miniSpinner can live on a bookshelf when not in use, completely out of the way, but readily available.

A miniSpinner weighs about four pounds and will fit into a medium sized shoebox.  

The HansenCrafts miniSpinner is the lightest, most compact, technically advanced e-spinner that is commercially available today.  It's also quiet, attractive, and a very capable spinner.   

Oh, yeah.  The spinners who have a miniSpinner absolutely love it

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Site updated:  January 16, 2015

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