Category: Spinning Wheels

Hands: Irish Spinning Wheel Making

If you have 28 minutes, a cup of tea and your spinning wheel or spindle handy, have a sit down and enjoy this documentary from YouTube.

Can a maker be a minimalist?

Today I threw a poll out on my IG story to see what other maker’s thought of the above-listed question. As you can see of the percentage of yes/no answers, most folks say we can be maker’s and a minimalist too. You might be…

Harris Spinner

What would you do if you ran across a bulky spinner for $40 on Craigslist? A. Admire the photos and move on. B. Ask yourself why you would even need another spinning wheel C. Contact the seller, find out if it’s available, then drive…

Flax vs. Wool Wheel

Today I brought home another wheel, a flax wheel. Before cleaning and waxing Amazing that it was still available having been posted for more than 20 hours before I contacted the seller. For about the price of a small fleece, this little handmade flax…

Spinning Wheel: Husfliden, Bergen, Norway

Today I made my way down to the Washington State Spring Fair, Puyallup, WA.  Each year that I have purchased a fleece from the Shepherd’s Extravaganza I have received a ticket for entry into the fair.   Each year I go back and purchase…

Crewel Embroidery Circa 1973

Though I haven’t posted about it, I have joined the #100dayproject on Instagram. It started April 6 and ends July 14. To work #spin15in15 into it, I decided to spin wool embroidery thread. So, as I spin, my mind wanders off into other craft…

Spinning Wheels: 1800’s Walking Wheel

While I work on my lace knitting research, I happened to become the next owner of this lovely walking “great” wheel.  The flyer, spindle, and miners head are not in the picture.  Those pieces need a bit of a refurbishing to be able to…

Wheel Study: Kromski Polonaise

I thought I would also write about the equipment that is used in hand spinning. Finding the right equipment for yourself is important.  I have had 10 wheels so far in my spinning life, with four currently in the house.  I miss a majority…

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