I have been a spinner for over 20 years. A friend gave me her jalopy, er, her Clemes Modern wheel when she bought herself a "Porsche" : a Journey Wheel. This last January, while taking the 1st year (of 6) of a Master Spinner Certification program, I bought a Schacht original wheel (now called a Matchless) off a fellow student. I went from a jalopy to a Mercedes! I run the Chicago Fiber Artists Meet up (www.meetup.com/Chicagofiberartists) and I hope to meet other spinners (if there are any) in the Chicago Area.