vendredi 27 novembre 2009

My Old Haldane Spinning wheel

This is the very old Haldane wheel that I am trying to teach myself to spin on. My main problem has been with the Scottish tension - in fact it did not even have a spring or wire and I was trying to use it. I managed to spin something before I realised there was anything wrong.......

I have my eye on an Ashford Country wheel as I know I want to spin chunky, art yarns.

The cat in the background is Pookie.

I have to go and bid on something now. I Will add to this later.

3 commentaires:

  1. Lovely wheel, the type of tension is called double drive, you don't need a sping or wire, one loop of the cable fits in the groove of the bobbin the other fits into the groove of the whorl.
    Have you managed to spin on her?
    Nina

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    1. this wheel can be used as double drive or single drive with scotch tension, whilst a spring's the proper way to set this up a couple of inches of elastic on the end of the friction band will work fine short term, these are great wheels, don't give up on it!

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