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EEW Newsletter – February 2023

Electric Eel Wheel Newsletter by Dreaming Robots

We are spinning the world one thread at a time.

EEW Photo Contest

Are you ready to showcase your creativity and put your EEW tools in the spotlight? I want to see your best photos and share them with the world. Plus you have a chance to win free EEW gear!

Photos of any of my eSpinners or the EEW Yarn Counter are welcome.  Show off how you use them, and what you’ve made with them. Be creative, and submit your most beautiful/interesting photos. If you can’t decide which of several photos to submit, that’s okay, submit them all!

There are two types of prize pools: random and contest.  Any photo you enter will be automatically entered into both prize pools.  I wanted everyone to have a chance to win a prize, but I also wanted to motivate people to take the time to submit their best photos.  First three people will be randomly selected to get an EEW Yarn Counter.  Second there is a contest portion where some of our favorite photos will be selected and then the community will vote on those for their three favorites.  For the contest portion the grand prize is an EEW 6, and the other two will get an EEW Nano 2.  All the prizes can be converted to an equivalent value of gift certificate for my Dreaming Robots store if you prefer.

To enter, please complete this short form (google account required).

If you are unable to submit your entry via the form, you may email your photograph to Please include 1) your name (for credit) 2) your Instagram handle if you have one 3) Any description or other information you would like to share about the photograph 4) The sentence “I give Dreaming Robots permission to use the photograph I have submitted for advertising purposes, including posting on social media.”

The deadline for submission of photos is February 12th.  A poll for you to vote on the contest winners will run February 20-23.  Links on where to vote will be posted on February 20th to our Facebook groupRavelry group, and Discord server.  The winners will be announced in next month’s newsletter.

A huge thanks to Vampy for helping run this contest.

Product Poll Results

I want to thank everyone for the huge response to the Future Product polls last month.  Below are the results.

  1. Circular Sock Knitting Machine (CSM) (60%)
  2. Electric Drum Carder (47%)
  3. Electric Ball Winder (40%)
  4. Electric Skein Winder (31%)
  5. Portable Treadle Spinning Wheel (18.2%)
  6. Jumbo eSpinner (14%)
  7. Programmable Braiding Machine (10%)

I would like to do all of these, but I just don’t have time to do everything so I need to prioritize the projects.  What I think I’ll do is start working on the CSM and the Electric Drum Carder (priority is lower than the EEW Pro and Cone Winder so these will be a long ways off).  I’m not sure which I’ll do first, but I’ll investigate both of these in my free time and try to figure out which one to do first based on a bunch of factors.

Lazy Kate Update

I’m working on a new version of my Lazy Kate.  Here is a video that discusses the improvements over my previous Lazy Kate.

EEW Nano 2 Foot Pedal

I made a video about how to add a foot pedal to your EEW Nano 2.  Check it out here if you missed it.

Product Updates

Below are estimates and the dates may change.

  • EEW Cone Winder – December 2023

I don’t accept pre-orders in my store, but when I get a batch of products there should be enough for everyone.

– Maurice Ribble
(Inventor of the Electric Eel Wheel)

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1 thought on “EEW Newsletter – February 2023

  1. Hello Maurice,
    I just watched your video on the updated version of the Lazy Kate. Thank you so much! I have the original version and have added washers to weigh it down and give it more stability. As you are probably aware, spinners usually have more than one wheel, therefore I’m excited about the possibility of a narrower spike so that I can use my Ashford bobbins on your Lazy Kate. I hope that you will sell the narrower spike so that owners of the previous version can have access. Also the elastic cord for tensioning.
    Thank you for continuing to make affordable tools for spinners.

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