Great wheel

This is our new Great Wheel.

Great wheel
Great wheel
It’s made of yew wood, has a forty inch drive wheel, is in perfect spinning condition and comes apart for travelling.
How do you spin on it? Well, it’s like a spindle set on its side which is twirled round by turning the drive wheel with your hand. You’ve only got your left hand to draft with so you draft using a long draw, from rolags. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a very fast way to spin.
Nice arty video here…. and a more educational one here .
It won’t arrive till after woolfest so we’ve plenty of time to practice making rolags and doing long draw!
Isabella.
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