Monday, July 4, 2011

New (old) Wheel - "Wee Peggy" Denise

The transaction is final and I have my new/old wheel. I ended up selling one of my Louet wheels, but it was worth it for the Wee Peggy wheel. These are hard to come by.

It has the capability for double drive and Scotch tension. The ratios are somewhere around 5:1 and 7:1. While this may not be stellar, this is quite good for my purposes. I am currently spinning laceweight at somewhere between 48-51 wpi singles for the Orenburg lace scarf.

It needed a bit of beeswax polish as the wood was rather dry, the leather for the flyer needs some extra oil, and the bobbins need a bit of extra sanding on the inside so the threads don't catch. Other than that, she is fantastic!