Saturday, 15 January 2011

Good bye to my Ashford Traveller....

My Ashford Traveller Spinning Wheel was the first wheel I ever bought, some 20+ years ago and it has stood me in good stead for many years, that was until I bought my Lendrum Spinning Wheel about 10 years ago. Since then my Ashford has been languishing in the spare bedroom, protected from dust in it's case.
I hadn't intended to sell my Ashford wheel, but a chance conversation with a friend, who is learning to spin and her desire to buy a wheel. I decided to sell my wheel. So this summer we agreed a price and for her birthday and Christmas, family contributed towards her Spinning Wheel Fund.
Today she and her partner came for lunch and to collect her wheel. Whilst waiting for them to arrive, I decided to check out/spin the Ashford Traveller for one last time. I had forgotten what a dream this little wheel is to spin, and in some ways I'm sorry to see it go, but I know that it is going to a good home and it will be used and loved, in the same way I did when I first bought it all those years ago. Silly I know to be attached to a spinning wheel, but I learnt so much about spinning using this little versatile wheel.

1 comment:

Rabbitry Remarks said...

I too have an Ashford Traveller - my first and only wheel. I've got a bunch of angora (rabbit) that needs to be spun up but I can't decide on whether to blend it with something else, and if so what. I have some lovely merino I could but it in with but both are such nice fibers by themselves.