Well, I've decided NOT to buy a spinning wheel,but I thought I should post what I have decided to do instead.
I've decided, after looking at various pictures of spinners in India, to make my own spinning wheel. I found these amazingly simple wheels made out of bike tires that the women get to spin at home and make a living.I feel kind of ignorant because I just found out the birthplace of the spinning wheel and the origins and importance of the charkha a few days ago >_>.
This should be extremely cost effective,though. I estimate not even a $30 investment because I already have a bike I'm scrapping.I'm sure that with a little paint(which I already have), I can quickly make it more aesthetically pleasing than the Babe