Monday, January 20, 2014
The wheel comes from Yell. It does what it was meant to do - spin fine , spin wool. This is quite different from modern commercial wheels. In my personal opinion it does better on wool than any other wheel I worked on abroad. It's a small wheel, does not take much space in the house. It works exceptionally well even after such a long journey (oh customs... what to say about those... they take a very long time...). These wheels spin only better whit time, it's the old way of things, they are made to do it. It is a production wheel. Shetland folk know their wool, their fine yarns and their wheels. Enough said. Here is the wheel. and a little of a test spin, not sure what the fleece is, it's just flicked by a comb locks.