king bee


Melissa Yoder-Ricks LOVES SpinOlution!

I do lots of the creative textured yarns, and love the Mach III for those, because of the low ratio and the super-jumbo bobbin. When I'm traveling/teaching, I use the King Bee, which can do pretty much the same things as the Mach III, just in a smaller skein (small is relative though -- the 8 oz. bobbin on the King Bee is still twice as big as most other wheels bobbins).

The Firefly I primarily use for churning out singles that end up being plied on one of the other wheels...its ultimately portable (for when I'm traveling with the family and have NO ROOM) and also great to spin on when I just feel lazy.

I recommend Spinolution to everyone -- which wheel depends a bit on what type of spinning they play to do and their budget.  I'm a dealer -- have sold these wheels to brand new beginners, people with health/mobility issues, hard core 'art yarn' spinners, as well as your typical spinner wanting to make knitting yarns.

I was a loyal Schacht Matchless spinner for over 15 years, making miles and miles of smooth yarns for knitting.  Then I got bored, discovered the world of creative textured 'art' yarns.  At the time, Schacht did not have a jumbo flyer of any kind for their wheels, so I started searching for another wheel. I tried several different wheels, but they all fell short.  I was spoiled by the quality and reliability of my Schacht wheel.

Then I heard about Spinolution wheels.  It was very early on... Mike had just introduced the Mach I, and was selling it unfinished and unassembled.  Having never seen one in person, I was nevertheless intrigued, ordered one and quickly fell in love!  I've worked with Mike off and on through the years to help refine and further develop these wheels (my suggestions lead to the introduction of both the Echo and the King Bee wheels). I really really love the responsive treadling, ease of changing bobbins, and innovation that these wheels have to offer.

Melissa Yoder Ricks

SpinOlution Dealer, Front Royal VA

Wild Hare Fiber Studio


Karen Champion LOVES SpinOlution!

I am Karen Champion. owner of Blazing Star Ranch.  I raise alpacas and have a fiber, yarn and spinning wheel store in Englewood, CO.   I have been spinning for 5 years or so.  I have used many different wheels and like different ones for different reasons.

I love the Spinolution King and Queen Bee's for their portability and small footprint. I think they are the ideal travel wheels, especially if flying! They are a breeze to set up. I like the ease of changing bobbins and the nylon pins instead of hooks!

One of my customers uses her Queen Bee to spin at the Denver Art Museum. She demonstrates spinning there on a weekly basis.

Karen Champion

SpinOlution Dealer, Englewood CO


Alice Scholze LOVES SpinOlution!

I got my King Bee last year in January and I love love love it! I have some ankle issues and the King Bee works perfectly, I had another wheel before but couldn't use it because it made my ankle hurt. I heard that Spinolution works just fine with joint issues so I gave it a go. And what can I say, it does work beautifully.

I can spin everything from Lace to Bulky

and I can use it for a long time before my ankle starts to hurt. I love the design of the King Bee, the workmanship, the size of the bobbins and that it folds down. I have very little space so this was another plus for getting the King Bee. It was worth every penny! Thank You :)

Alice Scholze

Happy SpinOlution Customer