My latest passion is one that embraces all things yarny. While my drop spindle was really quite nifty, it just didn't reach the speeds I was hoping to achieve. Plus using my arms as a bobbin winder was a little more challenging than I first anticipated. The solution? A wheel. That spins! Quite fast (for me), actually! Not a lot of housework or blog browsing is happening (so sorry if I haven't stopped by in a while). I am finding my new arrival slightly addictive. It can be moved around at the drop of a hat and even went on a small excursion with me yesterday to the local spinning group where my eyes bulged in fascination at the selection of wheels there, all spinning silently and hypnotically.
My new (old actually) tool of pleasure is a Sheridan MacArthur, which I found on an online classified site (not ebay!). I travelled 1 hours drive to collect my new love...
...brought her home and started spinning! So much fun to see the fleece turning from 'fluff' to 'thread'.
Treadling is smooth, silent and yes, even relaxing!
One of the things I like most about my new wheel, is it was made in Melbourne!
This is my second bobbin... they are taking me aaages to fill but hopefully soon I will be able to ply them together to create my first skein!