Louet Art Yarn Flyer for the S10?! Yes!!
Firstly – I am also working on a Workshop post so I can share with you all the amazing yarns that were made right here in my living room on Saturday! What a wonderful bunch of women with wheels it was, and the creative energy was amazing! I am just waiting on some photos to give you a really nice visual impression, and then I will make the post later today or tomorrow morning, so watch this space for some serious eye candy!
In the meantime however, I have something really REALLY exciting to share with you, and I cant tell you how thrilled to bits I am to be able to do it!
There are some major advantages to being in the right place at the right time, and knowing the right people, and I am lucky enough to have gotten all those things happily together so that I can today, right here, share with you some exciting news from Louet! Yes! They have JUST released their brand spanking new, first ever, ART YARN FLYER prototype for the Louet S10!!
I know a wonderful woman who lives right here in the Netherlands, Patty Poot. She sold me my gorgeous Saori Loom, and she is also a Louet Dealer. She was kind enough to bring this totally new prototype along to the workshop I hosted for us to see and try out! She has spent some months following up the progress of this flyer with the Louet company, who responded brilliantly to her suggestions in making this excellent addition to the very popular Louet S10 (and S17) wheel, they have clearly put a lot of thought and practical design into this flyer. And it all came together at just the right time for its very first ever world debut right here during my Inner Fiber Hero Workshop on Saturday!!
And to add even more to the happy coincidences, one of the spinners attending our workshop had driven a long way to get here, with her Louet S10, and on arrival realised she had everything, except the flyer! SO of course, the prefect timing for the art yarn flyer to come out of its pristine box and set up on its first S10 experience outside of the factory or Pattys’ house, its first public showing, and filling in during a time of dire need. Guess what, it was awesome, and the other example Patty had brought along was soon installed on another S10 as well and was seriously flying in every sense of the word. Check out this really beautiful yarn spun by Peti on her now permanently art yarn flyer equipped wheel. Yep, Patty sold both these flyers on the spot as it was instantly obvious that once on the wheels, no one wanted to take them off 😀
So basically, if you have an S10 (or , and if you are interested in using it to spin some bulkier, bobblier, crazier arty yarns, you should seriously take a good look at this flyer. Its the prototype that has a couple more tweaks coming, but its already working brilliantly and I can see will be as practical and reliable as everything else the Louet company makes! It has a big orifice (7/8″) and makes use of the standard Louet Bulky Bobbin which will hold 250-400 gr of yarn and its ratio’s are 6.2:1, 5:1, and 4.2:1. If you want to know more about this flyer, get in touch with Patty directly via her Facebook Page or you can send an email to Patty.poot(at)gmail.com
Now, thanks to modern technology, you can also see this flyer in action! Heres a little peek at the first spinning, and watch this space, Jan Louet, Patty, and I are very excited to soon be bringing you a much more indepth look at the flyer and what you will be able to spin with it!!