In a previous post here, I mentioned that I like to stop by my local Goodwill and poke around looking for interesting textiles . . . I have found some amazing textiles there. I have a new one that is worthy of display at Lacis in Berkely, CA and pictures will appear here in the near future because it’s waiting for a good pressing. The occasional textile find at my local Goodwill surprises me. I don’t know if it’s where I live and no one is interested in textiles or whether my planets occasionally align and my car just steers it’s way there at an opportune time. Perhaps there is no reason and I’m just plain lucky
Yesterday was another adventure at Goodwill . . . however, instead of finding unique teextiles, I came across a beautiful spinning wheel! I know how to spin and own an Ashford Traveller spinning wheel . . . I just don’t spin very often . . . although, I have found it a very handy method for creating long lengths of cording for weaving in to trim.
The spinning wheel has all of its parts . . . it’s only missing cording, which is easy enough to replace. I initially decided against buying it because I don’t need a spinning wheel . . . but, knowing what spinning wheels cost and it was intact, in good shape, and had all of its parts . . . plus, it came with a lazy kate with three addtional spools . . . I went back and bought it. It was pretty dirty, but it cleaned up really well after I got it home.
Weaving equipment follows me home from time-to-time . . . usually, because someone has found me via my website and has a loom or something they wish to get rid of. I never buy anything . . . but, I agree to be it’s “foster” parent until I find a good adoptive home. Perhaps this spinning wheel will find a new home after I get it back together and working properly . . . In the meantime, if anyone knows what kind of wheel it is, I’d love to hear from you. I’ve included a photograph below.