Sunday, April 03, 2011

fo & ready to go

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Another lace scarf from Allspice is off the needles, blocked and ready for sale at the upcoming MAPACA Jubilee next weekend. I'm still working up a hat, but not sure I will finish it by the time I leave.

Today, I am making travel plans for the wheel that I will present on. What a beautiful Great Wheel with some special details!...I am grateful that Fred Hatton finished working on it in time for the show. (Thanks Fred!)

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It is made from Oak...

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...notice the unusual horn collar on the head-post...

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it also features these beautiful turnings on the spokes...

...I took the wheel for a test drive on Friday, and I enjoyed the ride!

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My favorite part of this wheel is the tensioning device, cleverly crafted, isn't it?

This wheel is for sale, if you would like to see it in action, head over to the MAPACA Jubilee at the PA Farm Complex in Harrisburg, April 8-10.... I'd be happy to let you take it for a spin ;-)

14 comments:

Susie said...

What a beautiful scarf! What a beautiful wheel! I am so excited for you and your upcoming show..wish I could be there.

DebbieB said...

Such lovely lace! And the wheel is so charming.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

The lace scarf looks so delicate. The wheel is a real beauty too. The workmanship is excellent. I like those wooden turn screws.

Leigh said...

The wheel is gorgeous and so is the scarf! Treasures, both.

Judy said...

Both beautiful. Have a great time.

Bookofchange said...

Beautiful wheel. The woodwork is mesmerizing. I would love to see one like this in person sometime.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Beautiful scarf AND wheel. Wish it weren't so far. Sounds like fun!

Jody said...

You really made the most of Allspice's fleece Cyndy! Beautiful lace.
That wheel is very beautiful and I know you will do it justice with your amazing spinning :-)

Anne said...

What a beautiful wheel! I love the patina of old wood.

Do you still think you might be interested in doing us up an article on bast-fiber spinning for our June/July article at the Ennea mag?

Leslie Shelor said...

I love spinning in public on a great wheel. Wish I could come and watch you! And the scarf is just stunning!

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Beautiful scarf and wheel!

Cathy said...

Lovely wheel and scarf! I hope you have a LOT of fun this weekend. I'll be thinking about you!

nogihilt said...

Thanks for an idea, you sparked at thought from a angle I hadn’t given thoguht to yet. Now lets see if I can do something with it.

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fiberjoy said...

Hope you had a great weekend! Did you sell that gorgeous wheel? She's a beauty!

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