Sunday, 28 September 2008
New spinning wheel
It was Guild day on Saturday, and the sales table was laden with goodies. Sadly, a member of the Guild had died fairly recently, and her granddaughter had cleared out her workshop; there was a huge amount of wools and equipment. I bought various bits of wool, lovely new pure wool, Jacob and Romney Marsh for 20p per skein of 100g or so; star buy, though was this lovely Schacht Matchless wheel. The Guild wanted 50.00 for it, so it came home with me. It's a very nice looking wheel, made of honey coloured maple wood, with a double treadle and double drive. It came with several bobbins and an instruction book. I haven't had time to have a go yet, but I've treadled it to get a feel for it, and think I'll be very happy with it.