Tuesday, October 12, 2010


SCORE!!! That's what I feel like shouting every time I walk by this wheel. From the time I first saw one of these jewels I wanted one, a few weeks ago on eBay I found one. I wanted to post pictures sooner but have been busy with dyeing and posting items on etsy. I finally have a few minutes to post some photos here...... isn't she purdy!?
Yes, she's a little wobbly, you would be too if you were made about 1850 or so.... both flyer's are there and as they say in the ads everything works... LOL! It has a few worm holes and it is missing a spoke as you can see in the photo. It is also missing the distaff and most of its bone/ivory? adornments but the most important stuff is still there. Dale can make a new spoke and a new distaff in time.....

We are going to strip it with steel wool and tighten things up as much as we can .... everything is put together with wooden pegs no nails. It's going to be our winter project, like we need another one....... ppffftt!

Does anyone know how to put a drive band on one of these!!?? I have several books on spinning wheels but can't find a detailed photo...I know it crisscrosses..well anyway well figure it out. I can't wait to take her for a spin. Wonder how long its been since she went for a spin!!?? Hmmmm! If only she could talk...what stories she could tell...


  1. My head hurts just contemplating how I'd manage spinning on that, but I'm sure you'll do great!

  2. LOL! Well I'm sure going to try....once we get her all fixed up.