December 04, 2021
EEW Nano 2 Reveal
In this video I cover all the major improvements of the EEW Nano 2 over the EEW Nano 1.1. Since recording that video I’ve asked the community on Ravelry and Facebook a few questions. Based on their feedback I decided to go with the plastic hooks instead of the wire ones (both types were in the video). Also based on community feedback I’ve decided to go with a black base and a blue base. For the bobbin the most common colors were blue, gray, and green. I know these were not everyone’s favorite colors, but it was these did get the most votes while meeting my requirements of at least one neutral color and one brighter color for the base.
One other decision I’ve made based on feedback is I will run another Kickstarter for the EEW Nano 2. This will let me give you a chance to get this one at a discount (I’m trying to keep the Kickstarter for this under $100), and it will force me to tell the story of the EEW Nano 2. I will let you know when the Kickstarter for this is ready, but I expect to have a much faster turn around for this than my past Kickstarters since I’m getting into production before I start the Kickstarter this time.
Fiber Festival of New England
I attended the Fiber Festival of New England in Springfield, MA. I had a great time selling out of my eSpinners, talking with customers, and having conversations with other vendors. I made a video while I was there where I walked around the festival and talked about random topics.
Product Stock Update
Due to global shortages and increased demand several of my products are out of stock. I really wish I was able to get these in stock sooner. When I do get them in stock it will be a big batch and there should be enough for everyone who wants one. I’m trying to be conservative on my estimates so it might be a little sooner than the dates below, and I will keep you updated if there are any changes.
- EEW 6.0 – March 2022
- EEW Yarn Counter – March 2022
- EEW Nano 2 – April 2022
I sent an email to my wholesale sellers asking if they had any EEWs left. Most were out of stock, but Wol-lokaal in the Netherlands got back to me saying they do have some EEW Nanos in stock. So if you are looking for one and are in Europe then check them out.
This is a picture of assembled EEW 6.0s. I’m waiting for the EEW Yarn Counters to finish assembly since both these products are coming to me in the same shipping container.
EEW Building Update
This month had a lot of things get done with the new building for my business. I was hoping everything would be finished in December. It is looking like I can probably move in in December, but it’s a few non-essential things probably won’t get finished until next spring. They say a photo is worth a thousand words so here’s a photo of the latest progress.
Have a wonderful finish to 2021! I’ll be back in 2022 with more updates.
– Maurice Ribble
(Inventor of the Electric Eel Wheel)
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2 thoughts on “Electric Eel Wheel Newsletter – December 2021”
Hi Maurice, this is a really useful site. I’m interested in spinning, too, but my enquiry is actually about Camera Axe. Is it still available?
Hi John. The Camera Axe has been discontinued. Sorry, I just didn’t have enough time to focus on both the Camera Axe and Electric Eel Wheel, and the EEW was the much more popular product so I decided to focus on the EEW.