Friday, January 1, 2010
All ahead Squee Factor 10!
A Julia (Louet S-11) spinning wheel joined our family this Christmas!
It came with a half pound of dark coopworth, found on this page. You can actually see it on the floor in the above picture. I had other fiber from my spindle, but the coopworth was sitting closest to the wheel, so that's what went in first. It has now become this:
and has been soaked, thwacked and is now dripping dry in the dining room. Overspun? Yes. Usable? Maybe. Done? Yes.
I love the wheel. We're still getting to know each other, but I love it. I still have a million questions about it, but we'll see. Right now the right treadle makes a weird, grindy, squeaking noise when I squash it down, but that might be related to my troubles when the footman is at the azimuth.