And so the wheel of the year turns.
It seems only a very short time ago that we were enjoying the days getting longer; and now they are getting shorter already !
I generally like to let days unfold as they will; but once the dark evenings descend, I prefer to get some kind of task order into the day. Using the daylight for handcrafting, and thus leaving the twilight hours for computing / research (and you'll note that there is no mention of housework / gardening in there !) tee hee!.
|"I am not a number!"|
As I've become more involved within the realm of textiles; one of my dearest friends lent me one of her wheels to play with....
One bobbin full of humbug BFL...and my head is really spinning.!!
And spinning some 'designer yarn' with some of the Lincolnshire Longwool fleece.
|nice hair, wink wink|
Here are a few photos from around the village, that were just too good not to share...
|Rush hour !|
|Pentagram ? These villagers were well protected|
|Me and 'Cookie' across the road from Winghams|
Alan at Winghams was very helpful with my final choice of wheel. I wanted a double treadle, that would fold flat for traveling. It also needed to be fairly compact when assembled, and pleasing to the eye. Most important though was how it felt as I treadled, and would it spin the types of yarn that I was looking to spin ?
Modern wheels have come a long way, and although they all basically do the same thing, they do vary in size and design. Some have a very contemporary style (which are nice) while I prefer the ageless/timeless/classic look.
Ashford (New Zealand) wheels are always spoken highly of, and research had provided lots of positive comments about the Kromski (from Poland) wheels. Visiting Winghams gave me the ideal opportunity of trying both.
The Kromski Sonata ticked all the boxes for me.
So, here is a picture of my new wheel complete with some 'homespun' and roving, and the Polish newspaper.
This photo has not been 'staged'. Our house always looks neat and picturesque like this...uumm..yeah right...NOT !!.
Blessed be. May your harvest be a bountiful one... and happy crafting.
The wheel turns.