Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Spinning Wheel -- Part Five

Here we go -- 
the last of my spinning wheels.
This is a fun wheel.

Where is it you ask? 

 
Well right inside....


This is called the Joy wheel.
It is a portable wheel that comes with a
back pack to carry it in.


I take this with me when we travel,
if I have a class outside of my studio or
to any event that I would need to bring a wheel!

I used this when I was an Artist-In-Resident for
the North Dakota Arts Council (as story for another day....).  
I would take it with me to the schools where I taught....
SO easy to pack up!  And the case is heavy
duty so it protects the wheel.

Notice it has the double treadles....

It does a great job with the yarns and 
gives me "joy" when I use it....
get it....ha ha!

No, really it is a fun wheel!

That is it my friends!  
You have now seen 
all five of my spinning wheels.

I went to the Fiber Festival
last weekend.  I saw many things I thought
I couldn't live without but my 
pocket book said to take it easy....
so decided on these
skeins of yarn.  



This is alpaca from my
favorite vendor.
They have dyed it a pretty blue.



This yarn just looked like fun!
It has gold sparkles throughout.
The colors are kind of Christmas like....
I know it says socks but I am making a scarf.




And I couldn't resist this....
it is a angora/wool blend and
it is SO soft!  



Let the fun begin!
I truly enjoy these festivals!

Happy Creating, my friends!

Beth

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato

18 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How cool is that spinning wheel! And the case is just perfect. I love your yarn choices and can't wait to see what you make with them.

Kathie

Brandi Yee said...

That is such a neat spinning wheel! I'm so impressed that you have a portable one. And I love the yarn, especially the Christmasy looking one with gold specks in it. That's sure to make something gorgeous :)

Brandi

Madi and Mom said...

Morning Beth...
I love it!! Pack and go what a wonderful way to always have your favorite hobby with you wherever you go. Your new yarn is very pretty the sparkles will make a very pretty scarf.
Hugs Cecilia

Sandra said...

this is truly different, did not even know such a wheel existed. can't wait to see what you make from all this beautiful yarn. i am sure if you play your cards right, Rem will model it for us.

Marilyn said...

Interesting! Beautiful yarns, too.♥♫

Priscilla said...

Oh dear, I haven't seen any wheels like this at all. It's so neat! Those yarns look great and I love those colours.

Bassetmomma said...

What a handy spinning wheel that Joy wheel is! I love the yarns you picked up at the festival. They are gorgeous!

Mitch and Molly said...

What a cutie patootie! I hope we get to see what you knit or crochet with your new yarns.

harrispen said...

What a fun little wheel. I can't wait to see what you make with your yarn. I am sure looking at yarn for you is like looking at fabric for me. It is hard to pass up something that you think is really nice even if you don't have a project in mind.

Cindy

Jeanne Pursell said...

What a fabulous wheel!!! I have never seen one that folds up like that .... didn't even know that they made one like that! Your color choices are beautiful, but I think my favorite is that gorgeous blue!!
xo
Jeanne

Ginny said...

That last yarn, I can almost feel the softness through the screen, I can literally see the softness! I have never seen gold sparkly yarn like this, it should be such fun to work with. We have alpacas around here but I have never seen anything made from their fur. I am told when you do find it, is is very expensive.

Stewey said...

How slick is that spinning wheel with case?!?! Can't wait to see what you create with all of that beautiful yarn :)
Stewey

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

Love your spinning wheel in it's own little case!
That blue yarn is so yummy.
Lynne x

Don and Diana said...

WOW!! It has its own little case, how cool. I LOVE the sparkle yarn, that would make a beautiful scarf!! I can see it already!! :-)

Diana

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

What lovely yarns...we can almost feel the softness and imagine its new life as it becomes a scarf or mittens or something very special.

The portable spinning wheel is so cleverly designed! How neat to be able to safely and easily take your passion whereever you go!

Kathy said...

What a great idea - a traveling spinning wheel, so compact!
I just love the texture of yarns, so many kinds out there.
I have crocheted with qiviut (musk ox belly fur) and alpaca, both very soft and warm.
Have a safe trip to Wisconsin this weekend!
Hugs, Kathy

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