Saturday, September 01, 2007

Now what??

Here's the story. It was Saturday morning, September 1st. I packed up the kiddo to go look at some yard sales, in hopes of finding treasures I could sell. Instead, I found what I hope is a treasure I can use!

The woman who owned this wheel knew nothing about it. She had only displayed it and had bought it from another woman in New York who also had it displayed. Does anyone out there know what kind of wheel this is? It's a total mystery to me. I just thought it was so beautiful, I couldn't pass it up. I got her down to $45, so I have no clue if this was a 'good buy'. I just want to make some yarn! It measures 44" high and the wheel itself is only 12" in diameter. The only other thing I can tell you is it spins!
Anyone know anything to help me?? Thanks so much!! (Click on pics to enlarge.)


Amanda said...

I am very new at spinning- but I can tell you this about your wheel, it is an upright single treadle wheel. Sometimes you can look underneath to find the maker's mark. There is an ebay guide here
with more information. Good luck, and as long as it is a working wheel and not just for decoration you got a very good deal indeed!

z's momma said...

Even if it is only for decoration, it sure is pretty. And no, I don't spin, so can't help you there.

Alison said...

It's a castle style wheel. That's someplace to start. I know Woodland Woolworks has a good selection, they might have one that matches it you could compare it against.

--Alison at

Carol Ann said...

Looks a lot like this one to me:

Don't know much about spinning wheels; HTH!