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1  FIBER ARTS / Spinning: Discussion and Questions / Can you tell me about my antique spinning wheel? on: September 27, 2016 02:16:56 PM
Hello spinners!

I have a spinning wheel I'd like to start learning on, but it's old and I'd like some guidance before I begin to learn.

A little backstory: my great grandmother came from Norway, and brought this spinning wheel with her when she moved to Minnesota. My grandma brought it out to California at some point and, a few years ago, gave it to my mom before she (grandma) passed away. It's been at my mom's house ever since. I have done a little spinning on a drop spindle and would love to learn how to use this wheel!

I'd love it if someone could take a look at the pictures and just let me know how it looks. I believe it's a Saxony, based on my Googling, and I can learn from YouTube how to use it, but it's very old and has been repaired with random leftover wood from the farm (decades ago). Does it look like it's missing any pieces? If someone who knew how to spin sat down at it, would it be good to go? The pedal works and turns the wheel. Pictures are in an imgur album since I don't post here often and can't post pictures yet.

Thanks in advance to anyone who can help!

Pics here: https://imgur.com/a/QFWEK
2  KNITTING / Knitting: Completed Projects / Re: Flute cozy on: August 12, 2009 11:30:48 PM
Such beautiful yarn!  I agree about the case matching the flute.  Both are very natural.  Lovely!
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