I know these are just instagram photos, but I haven't done a proper shoot with this lovely lady yet- and I wanted to introduce her. [: She is an Ashford Traditional spinning wheel and I bought her on ebay. It belonged to someone's grandmother but hadn't been used since she'd gotten too old to spin. I was very happy to take over the responsibility of caring for this much-loved contraption.As I'm relatively new to spinning, I wasn't sure if it was the smartest thing to do- plunging straight in and buying a wheel, considering I live in a small flat. But it's wonderful. I use it nearly everyday and not only is it small enough to put in front of my favourite arm chair, but it gives my legs a bit of exercise.Plus, the shape of it is so pleasing. [: A pair of hand carders came with the wheel so I've been having fun experimenting and... I can say for certain now- getting some skeins ready to sell!! :D I'm really excited to offer a bit of handspun wool, because each process is so magical to me! It seems I can never settle on one thing. haha!
Hope you have a wonderful Friday,