Hello: I'm on Spring Break, doing my taxes, but as you can see from the photo above, I have a new spinning wheel! I ordered this beautiful little Pocket Wheel from wood artist Jon McCoy more than a year ago at the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat. The wood is natural cherry (you can choose from 3 different woods). I also have a wooly winder, though Jon told me to practice without it at first until I felt comfortable with the wheel. I haven't spun since January, so it was good advice. I practiced treadling smoothly, and can now ... mostly... start and stop and change direction with only my feet. My old wheel is an Ashford Traditional with a single pedal, so using both feet is new. I'm planning to do a Spinning OWL for the HPKCHC for Spring Term, so I will try to make myself spin every day to really get familiar with the wheel. I have tons of fiber, and need to start using it up!
shaping the planet with a new spinning wheel.