Tuesday, May 10, 2005


I dusted off my handy, dandy replicator, shoved in the guild's rental wheel, pressed the button and whaddaya know, out popped a second Ashford Traditional spinning wheel! The one on the left is mine. :-D

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Well okay, maybe it wasn't quite THAT easy. Louise hunted down a secondhand wheel for me and I paid the previous owner $250 for it. I did a bit of minor tweaking, replacing the flyer brake and the drive band and giving her a good oiling (lemon oil on the wood and sewing machine oil on the moving parts). She's a beautiful wheel and she spins like a charm. She says her name is "Mary". ;-)


Felicia from sweetgeorgia said...

Congrats on your new wheel! You'll have so much fun!

Dudleyspinner's Tie Dye Rovings said...

So that is how I ended up with three Ashfords! Blame it on the replicater.
You will love that wheel, I know you already do. By the way, I do ship rovings to Canada,( allthough Canadian mail is so slow.) They get there eventually.

Rabbitch said...

Welcome, Mary! Good purchase at a great price. I wish you the best of times with her.