Sunday, June 13, 2010

Knit in Public Day

Yesterday was World Wide Knit in Public Day which is just an excuse to catch up with friends and drink good coffee.  A small amount of knitting happened and gifts were exchanged which makes it the perfect day really!


On the way home I got out of the car to buy some lunch which led me to buy Spinning Wheel #3.  I may have only just bought Wheel #2 but this one was beautiful too and had to come home with me.



It is a small upright wheel but I don't know what brand as I can't find any name or identifying marks.
It has a cast iron wheel which I love.
The strike plate for the tension knob is a threepence which adds to the charm of this old wheel.

Brrr, look at the frost in those photos!



The maidens have leather tabs that hold the flyer.  They are just nailed on.


A close up of the cast iron.
She also came with four bobbins, a lazy kate, niddy noddy, orifice hook and small set of combs.

I just wish I knew what she was...

edit: Tara's best guess is it's hand made using Ashford Gear and a Singer Sewing Machine treddle wheel which I think may be right. 

3 comments:

  1. I don't know much about spinning wheels, but this one looks gorgeous. I'd have it sitting in my lounge room just to look pretty :)

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  2. eeek. what a delightful find.

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  3. OMG I love it - what a find - well done:)

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