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What about these small spindle wheels with crank drive, though? They did get a mention already. Usually, the really small ones are winding wheels to wind bobbins or pirns for weaving, and are not really suitable for spinning. That does … Continue reading

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Now that you know my thoughts on what is important on a spindle wheel for spinning, you might want to check out what other people think, or get some more information about these wheels, and a few other perspectives on … Continue reading

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Occasionally, I get questions about spindle wheels in my mail, usually from people on the hunt for one, and sometimes including the question about where mine is from. There’s several possibilites to get one – ebay is certainly one, though … Continue reading

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I’ve told you about my spinning project, and my glorious decision to ply the yarn spun from the dyed top with nice, grey Gotland yarn, to get more length. Well, it is finished now, and it looks really nice. It … Continue reading

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While I was at it, and the Zwirnzwerg was out, I finally finished spinning up that nice, dyed top that had been hanging out here for a good while. It was about 150 g altogether, which means it’s a rather … Continue reading

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Here’s one of the things I played around with regarding spinnning angles – an overlay of several measurements by several people on the same yarn picture. It’s hard to see, but you’ll hopefully be able to make out the angles … Continue reading

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The work is all done and finished – the last of the fabrics has been cut into and stitched up into a hood. And while I was really happy that everything was done and finished and I could send it … Continue reading

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