spinning wheel(s)

For the last few days I have mostly been digging the garden, sowing veg seeds and replanting tomatoes in the greenhouse, but here are some pictures of an old spinning wheel, that comes from Småland, from my man’s grandmother. The kind of wheel, which was used for spinning flax, it is way too speedy for wool, but I have tried it and it worked and it was fun (if I haven’t tried a modern spinning wheel a couple of days before, I would probably think that it is just the normal the way to do it, a bit stressful, but you get quite a few meters of yarn per minute :)

and for the comparison – the old wheel and the new Minstrel from Kromsky.

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6 responses to “spinning wheel(s)

  1. julie May 9, 2012 at 8:28 am

    Oh wow, what a beautiful wheel!

  2. Alfia May 9, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    it is, isn’t it. Thanks! And it has a story to tell :)

  3. agujasblog July 7, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    That’s a beautiful wheel and so great that it is in working condition.

  4. jani watson April 27, 2015 at 2:58 am

    I recently acquired a wheel very, very similar to your old wheel. Do you have any information about the age, country or manufacturer of your old wheel

    • Alfia May 25, 2015 at 2:20 pm

      I am sorry that I haven’t answered to your comment for such a long time!!
      Many of these old spinning wheels were made by local village carpenders and they all look different, no one single “manufactorer”. Mine is swedish and is probably 100 years old.

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