My two other spinning wheels include the Lendrum Original (Double Treadle) and the Blue Bonnet Honey Bee (Double Treadle). I initially started out with the Honey Bee.
Then a friend from our local spinning and weaver’s guild was telling me about her Lendrum Original and how much she liked spinning on it. Next thing I know there was a Lendrum at my house.
Then came my ultimate favorite my Aunt Caroline’s Ashford Traditional spinning wheel.
Well I now have three spinning wheels. My most prized one is the Ashford Traditional which belonged to my fabulous, funny, and always loving Aunt Caroline. While we were talking about it last year, she mentioned that it had a piece broken on it. I had said it wouldn’t be too hard to get it back up and running. Unfortunately Aunt Caroline passed away earlier this year. After talking with my cousins, Kathleen and Dean, I was able to get the spinning wheel. It has been fixed, spit shined, and works wonderfully. I have been using it more than my other two wheels. My Aunt Caroline would be so tickled to see the fiber that I have been spinning and so glad to see the wheel up and running. Come to think of it, her favorite color was Red. So the hunt will be on to find the special Red fiber to spin on this wheel to make something special in her honor.