I mentioned to a friend and my knitting teacher, Jennie, that I was looking for a good used spinning wheel. Lo and behold - she had one that she was fixing up to sale. She had bought it from a woman that found it in her attic and did not want it.
I have found that an afternoon at Jennie's home is indeed a treat! Brit & I went to see her yesterday so we could try out the wheel and see her alpacas & horses. Pictures to come of the alpacas and one of the beautiful horses she owns.
Okay - I did have envy! She has a beautiful weaving/spinning studio, full of windows with the door going out to her alpacas. Looms, spinning wheels, thread, yarn, roving, and fleeces everywhere - I was in heaven!
The Traditional Ashford wheel is now at my home where it will be appreciated and used. I have cleaned it and applied Howards Feed & Wax with loving hands! It looks like a new wheel instead of a 30+ year old wheel.
I plan to send pictures of it to Ashford so they can date it for me and let me know what I would need to buy if I want to upgrade the flyer. It already spins like a dream so I am not in a hurry to do anything!