With its sealed roller bearings for the flyer, drive wheel, and cranks, the Aura treadles very smoothly. The highlight, though, is the ability to spin highly textured and bulky yarns and still have them draw smoothly and easily onto the bobbin, a process made easy by the separately driven and separately tensioned drive bands for the flyer and the bobbin. With one very quick adjustment, you can switch to spinning laceweight yarn. Aura wheel specifications:
- height: 32 inches
- orifice: approx .88 inch
- ratios: 4.1:1, 5.4:1, 7.3:1
- weight: 7.5kg (16.5 lb)
- includes 3 large wooden bobbins
- wheel diameter: 13.25 inches
Options for the Majacraft Aura include their universal lazy kate and the trundler, the wheels for easy transport. Like the Rose and the Susie, the Aura folds over easily to carry as well.
The Aura wheel comes unassembled; it has a lacquer finish. The wheel itself is made from solid bamboo and the frame from New Zealand rimu.