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Well. The lady came out with the old spinning wheel.....wow. It was...OMG, it was an antique walking wheel, 90% there! It was missing the spindle. That's *it*.

2 spinning heads - 1 with a primitive Minor's Head, 1 original. All the turnings seem to match.....wow oh wow. It's *huge*. I mean, yeah, I *know* they're big, but to actually *see* one, and get to touch it....wow.

Turns out she also has a loom - a Norwood studio loom. Has no clue how to use it. heheheheheheheh. She saw my dishtowels and went bonkers. *g* I have a feeling she'll be back soon........

And, have I said Wow yet? *g*

At least my house is clean - except for the floors. I vacuumed and mopped really well this AM (I even got down and hand-scrubbed portions!).....then it rained. Mud city. The dogs had a party. *sigh*

Must get back to the loom so I can get more done before the (hopefully still planned) surgery on Tuesday. Up now: variegated weft in "eggplant" colorway. Way cool - *this* towel is *Mine*, all *mine*! *g* I think I'll use it for the bodice fabric I am planning...but I'll need to get some darker color for warp. Maybe purple? Black? This requires thought...
Current Mood: tiredtired
The possessed iPod says:: Star Wars Holiday Special on DVD
spin a yarn
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From:mariora
Date:December 6th, 2004 12:20 am (UTC)
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My family has an antique walking wheel. My sister is in possession of it. I need to see if I can talk her out of it, but not til my kids are older and out of total destructo mode.

I've not messed with it since I started spinning so I don't know if its all there or anything. Have to get a pic of it sometime.
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From:fiberaddict
Date:December 6th, 2004 06:55 pm (UTC)
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Coolness! I'd love to add one to my collection...but I have *no* room.

I'll have even less if I get the loom I'm lusting after - Glimakra 4H, 60" weaving width. We'll see.....I think it'll fit in the studio...if I pull everything else *out*. *g*

I think Bill Wyatt of Wyatt wheels does restoration work. He's in San Antonio, IIRC.
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From:troupatour
Date:December 7th, 2004 04:58 am (UTC)

OK, off subject but...

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I just noticed your sound was "Star Wars Holiday Special on DVD". Where'd you find such a thing? And how can I get one? I thought Lucas was trying to kill every place that ever existed.
(spin a yarn)
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