Hello fiber lovers! I’m back this month to give you an update on all the most important EEW news. Enjoy.
Should We do an EEW Nano Update?
I’ve started thinking about what to do for the next batch of EEW Nanos. The reason I mention this is because I need to decide soon if I want to just order more of the 1.1 version that I’m currently shipping, or spend time making a new version. I’d like to hear back from the community on what you’d like to see improved. I am somewhat limited in what I can do because I’d want to keep the price around the current $110 so I obviously can’t put all the improvements that you’d get with the EEW 6.0. That said I have several ideas on things that wouldn’t change the price much, but would improve the quality quite a bit. I know a lot of spinners love the small form factor of the EEW Nano and a lot of others who enjoy it’s price so I do want to keep those about the same. I’d love to hear from the community if they think I should spend time on improvements to a new version of the Nano for next year or focus on some of the other projects I’ve been talking about in these updates. If you want to help you can either fill out this survey. Thanks!
EEW 6.0 Update
This month there is some great news to announce with the EEW 6.0. The manufacturing is complete and they are now on a boat headed towards Boston. Once they get to my warehouse, I will do a final inspection and should be able to ship out all the orders by the end of April.
In addition to making the best eSpinner with the EEW 6.0, I wanted to have the best documentation. To that goal I partnered with Vampy and we created a video series to help more people learn to spin yarn so they can enjoy this wonderful craft. This series goes into much more depth than your quick spinning tutorial. After watching all the episodes you’ll understand not just how to spin, but you’ll know about several options for each stage of the spinning process and how to make the yarn you want. It covers everything from picking your first fibers to finishing the yarn. I’m super happy with these videos and think most of them are useful to a wide range of spinners. Check out the series here.
– Maurice Ribble
(Inventor of the Electric Eel Wheel)