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Topic: Fiber Friday-May 13 2011  (Read 1439 times)
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2011 01:19:49 PM »

Ospreywife, You're done! I love it when I finish something I've been nibbling at forever. Just get it over with! And you did, and it is beautiful. I am happy for your electric spinner, but I don't envy you. I really enjoy treadling.

Oh trust me I would love to have one I could treadle but I injured my knees from years of competitive swimming so it's to painful to treadle.  Sad

« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2011 04:00:58 PM »

On that note, sometimes I think hook my wheel up to a generator so all this leg motion produces more than just yarn. Not that yarn's not good enough, but the potential is so much more! Of course if I did then spinning might make me feel like a hamster or work horse. Hm, something to think about though, eh? Anyone have an idea of how I might hook it up? Maybe the guys at Homes Depot would know?

I've been pondering this all week! Though I'm fairly certain no Home Depot guy would have the answer (of all the ones I've ever encountered, at least).  Tongue I searched through Instructables.com and there are several ideas/tutorials for creating bike/pedaling- and crank-powered electricity, so I think those processes could be transferable to a sturdy spinning wheel. I love the idea and I'll keep mulling it over and researching!

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