They’re Here!

You know how I have been talking about things in the Pipeline…gurgle gurgle and promises of impending Announcements……Welll…..
I am finally able to announce
That I am now officially
A herb Gardener…look I planted herbs!!
oh OK you got me….while I am a herb gardener it is not the big news.
The big news is…
I am now officially an authorised dealer for The Merlin Tree Spinning wheels.
For those of you don’t Merlin tree or the wonderful man behind the Hitichiker Wheels, then you need to check out  Spin-off Magazine Fall 2012 where they have a 4 page spread on Dave Paul and these wonderful wheels.
But in a nutshell, Dave Paul is a resurrector of wheels, from all over he receives wheels that need some TLC and some that need a whole lot more, he brings them back into life, so they purr like kittens.
Dave’s wife is a member of a spinning group and this group felt that if Dave could re-build why not build?  So he was given parameters
Must be Cute
US Federal Aviation Administration for Carry on Luggage
Weigh less than 10 pounds (approx 4.5kg)
Have no assembly
Must be inexpensive
After a few prototypes and some tweaking we have these cute, light, easy, inexpensive wheels!!! And to top it all off, these wheels are all compatible with the standard Ashford Bobbins (these are the ones for the scotch tension traditionals, Travellers, Joys and Kiwis)
The Hitchhiker Double Treadle $374 plus $60 postage
The Hitchhiker Single Treadle $299 plus $60 postage
Your Choice of left or right treadle.

and the Road Bug Double Treadle $374 plus $60 postage
comes in both Double and single treadle
The Road Bug Single Treadle is $299 plus $60 postage.
While all my pics are of natural coloured wheels you can order your wheel pre-painted for an extra $15 
Purple, Deep Red, Teal, Deep Green.
Other Optional Extras include a carry bag $25 and Kates Lazy Foot $25
if ordered separately from the wheel, I will need to work out a shipping quote.
or if you want some other inspiration check out what some other Hitchhiker fans have done to their wheels!
Now I know this is a lot to take in, but here is a bit more….. I am working on a website, it will host my webstore and blog, so until my store is up and running, if you would like to order one of these cuties, please contact me on chantelle.hills at gmail dot com or give me a call on 07 3299 6191.
If you are in the South East Queensland area, let me know if you would like to have a test spin! 
Over the next few weeks there will be more announcements of other products that will be coming to
Well I had better go and feed my family, I think I can hear my daughter gnawing on a lounge chair!

3 thoughts on “They’re Here!”

  1. I have one of these wheels and can attest that they are fantastic! They spin like a dream, the replacement bobbins are inexpensive, and they are portable and storable (for those of us without a dedicated fiber room!). Congratulations on becoming a dealer!

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