Barb was kind enough to lend me use of her Schacht Matchless Single Treadle spinning wheel for a few days this week so I could see if it wanted to have a new home with me. The Schacht styling is very unique and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. Look at the way the frame arches around the wheel - just beautiful!
I spun up a bit of corriedale pencil roving from CMF that I had picked up at Madrona this winter.
The color is called Pueblo.
I only had loan of the wheel for a few days, so I spun 1 oz of fiber on each of two bobbins, and then plyed them together. Bagel was not in the mood for a photo shoot,
so I tried with the newest additions to the family They seemed much more interested.
And one final view:
The skein is corkscrewing on itself, so I think that I was a bit zealous when I plyed. I'll see if it relaxes some in a warm water bath (who wouldn't!) It doesn't really matter, as this was an experiment in trying out a new wheel. I have a lot more of the roving to make a kid a sweater (maybe The Ungrateful will like it?)