Spinning Wheels

  • 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 asking where this question stems from? I tend to turn on…

  • 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 more fleeces and used equipment, always thankful that I keep receiving…

  • 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 make this wheel work. More on it later….

  • 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 of the wheels I have sold, but there were at least…


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