Sara Smith has two spinning wheels which she is reluctantly selling due to space and money, and because she doesn’t feel they are getting the attention they deserve. Each: £190 ono. Contact email: sarajsmith4(at)gmail.com, phone: 07970479669
This is a Dutch Delft, (I believe hand made and the limited amount made were all different to keep them original), Irish tension solid oak castle style wheel, single treadle, with 3 original bobbins and I had a further 2 made for it (so 5 in total) – all work fully and wheel is in full working order. Great beginners wheel (it was my beginners wheel), but also great for art yarns – as the orifice is huge and the bobbins hold loads (I’ve had over 200g of yarn on a bobbin easily) .
This is a prototype-Herring wheel one of the Shapwick Blaise style before Frank Herring made the whole wheel bent wood instead of just a bit of it!
Single treadle (although the footplate is big enough to put 2 feet on!). Currently set up as double drive, but can also be set to Scotch tension (I’ve used as both, and both work very well – scotch tension is maybe easier on this wheel though).
Lovely wheel to use, with decent size orifice and bobbins that have a brass core (as per the trademark for Herring) – which means that unlike wooden core bobbins, there is no bobbin warp.
Wheel has a total of 8 bobbins (2 untested), and also a box style lazy kate. Additionally, there is a spare brand new leather conrod. Missing its original threading hook, but a hook is included still.