I took a class about 15 years ago when we lived in Colorado, from the amazing and inspiring instuctor, Maggie Casey. It's been a very long time, though, since I've spun any wool. C would like to learn now, too. I have a feeling he's going to pick it up in no time.
Do I have a wheel, you ask?
Why, yes. It's just a basic, traditional Ashford that's perfectly fine enough, you know, but I was spoiled rotten using a Schacht Matchless wheel all those years ago in that spinning class and ever since have been hoping to run across a second hand wheel. They sold for somewhere around $500 brand new back then, which I just couldn't justify spending at the time as we were saving money to move away and find land somewhere. Of course, now they run closer to $1000 and thus it's even less justifiable now.
So, if anyone knows of anyone interested in selling their Matchless wheel, please do let me know!