yesterday i ordered this baby. it's called an ashford kiwi. from new zealand , but through a newfoundland dealer (linda lewis at baynoddy). when i first started looking i had a set image in mind of what a wheel should look like. many don't anymore. this little one grew on me. it's small - so it's portable. it has a double treadle. both feet are working so it doesn't put as much strain on you. i can buy an attachment to go with it so that it can handle the slubby irregular "art yarn" i want to make. i'll pick it up in st. john's the end of may.