A few weeks ago I won an auction on eBay for a spinning wheel. I've never spun before, never really had any interest in it, other then admiring other people's work. But I have always loved the design of a spinning wheel and have wanted one as a display piece When my youngest daughter was a toddler Sleeping Beauty was her favourite movie. So we had to wait until she was old enough to not be terrified of spindles and then I had to wait for a wheel to appear in my budget and in the style I liked. And here she is...
I believe she is an Ashford Traditional Spinning Wheel. Possibly a kit Kraft, thought the original owner. She looks beautiful and the treadle works smoothly (as the kids quickly found out).
So now I want to learn to spin my own yarn. I am hoping for Mother's Day to receive some bobbins,an Ashford maintenance kit, all the other bits and pieces needed to start and most importantly lessons. She is such a beautiful machine it would seem a shame just to let her collect dust.