Fomotor Peacock Spinning Wheel

This little Peacock spinning wheel was made by Mr Fomotor in New Zealand.

For more general information about New Zealand spinning wheels you can visit this comprehensive site dedicated to New Zealand spinning wheels and their makers. If you have information that is not contained on the site, please contact the site administrator direct (detailed on the site).

Assembly Instructions can be found here.

A list of the parts of the Fomotor Peacock can be found here.

More Peacock instructions page 1 can be found here, page 2, page 3 and page 4.

This is an old advertisement for the Peacock spinning wheel…Peacock ad

10 thoughts on “Fomotor Peacock Spinning Wheel

    • Hi Lana, unfortunately the Peacock is not made any more. You will need to find a good woodturner who can make some extra bobbins for you. There are local woodturning/carving groups all around Brisbane. Just do a Google search and you’re sure to find one in your area. Good luck! Melanie


      • One more question–any ideas on where I might be able to purchase a drive belt for a Peacock Traditional wheel?


      • Hi Lana, I use kitchen string for my drive belts and this is what most people use. So long as it is 100% cotton it should be ideal as it doesn’t slip. Jute string can also be used.


  1. Lana hi , I have just gut one also you can get a Drive belt kit From Ashford its called Turbo kit . an I’m so lucky that I got more bobbin with mine but ,I am still looking for some new parts I mite have to modified some things the Schacht Flyer & Whorls . All I have done is hound the internet and look a peacock spinning wheel go to .hope you have luck like me when you start you love it ok gen


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