Antique Spinning Wheels

Antique Spinning Wheels **NEW**
flax spinning wheel
Flax Spinning wheel
Junk Store Treasures
A photo gallery of antique spinning wheels and tools.
Toika
Click on the History link at the Toika website to see some of their older looms, wheels and production facilities.

Nordic Museum
The Nordic Museum has examples of Danish, Finnish, Icelandic costumes, spinning wheels, flax beaters, birch bark shoes, Saami weaving, Swedish mangle boards.

The Oak of Finland
A joint project of the Finnish National Board of Antiquities and Finnish National Board of Education for development of cultural heritage education of cultural heritage education. There are some great images of spinning wheels, looms and teaching fiber arts in the schools.

Upright Wheel - Rukki
From the Raahe Museum in Finland, an upright spinning wheel.

Rukki
A nice photo of an antique flax wheel in a traditional Finnish home.

Vilppula Museum
An antique spinning wheel on display at Vilppula Museum in Finland.

Vesilahde Museum
Lots of pictures of antique spinning wheels, looms, sewing machines and other equipment: paddles, reeds, shuttles, skein winders, hand cards, temples.

You Tube - How to Handspin

More about Handspinning

Spinning Wheels
Handspinning Info

EBay Watch
Check out the latest listings on eBay for spinning wheels.

Spinning Wheels

Handspinning Books

Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning (Teach Yourself Visually Consumer) This visual guide shows you the basics, beginning with the tools and fibers, and takes you through spinning, plying, making novelty yarns, using exotic fibers, dyeing, and more. UK: Teach Yourself Visually Handspinning
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than 200 Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn This covers almost every sheep breed in the world from the longwool breeds of the United Kingdom to the Tasmanian merino, the Navajo churro, the northern European Faroese, and dozens and dozens more. It also includes goats, camelids (such as alpacas, llamas, and vicunas), bison, horses, musk oxen, rabbits, and even dogs. UK: Fleece and Fiber Source Book
The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn Everything you need to know from set-up to finished product in order to create distinctive yarns for use in knitting, weaving, crocheting, needlepoint, embroidery, and macrame. UK: Whole Craft of Spinning
In Sheep's Clothing A comprehensive look at the characteristics of wool of 100 breeds of sheep, this guide gives special attention to fleece characteristics, methods of preparation and spinning, and best end use. UK: In Sheep's Clothing
The Knitter's Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber The vast world of sheep and their wool into the language and context of knitting. UK: Knitters Book of Wool
The Intentional Spinner Offering a blend of technical knowledge, history, and easy-to-use tips, this inspiring collection of spinning wisdom deftly explores the three fundamental areas of yarn production: understanding fibers, managing yarn structure, and making yarns that precisely meet the spinner's needs. UK: Intentional Spinner
Spin Control Focusing at first on the spinning wheel, emphasis is placed on the importance of adjusting and customizing the wheel for best results. UK: Spin Control
Intertwined: The Art of Handspun Yarn, Modern Patterns, and Creative Spinning (Handspun Revolution) Experimental, handspun yarns, and includes recipes for handspun yarns, project ideas for knitters and crocheters, tips on how to use one-of-a-kind handspun yarns UK: Intertwined

Spindle Spinning

Productive Spindling A look at top whorl, bottom whorl and Turkish spindle methods to boost your techniques for efficiency and make productivity fun UK: Productive Spindling
Spinning in the Old Way A guide to readers in the fast-track, low-cost, high-quality approach to spinning. No spinning wheel required. UK: Spinning in the Old Way
Respect the Spindle UK: Respect the Spindle
Respect the Spindle With step-by-step instructions, this essential manual details the basic steps of spinning and then advances to the more complicated spinning wheel,
Learn to Spin Drop Spindle Kit - Dyed A drop spindle and spinning fiber, everything you need to get started with handspinning.

Advertisements

AllFiberArts Facebook Group
Join our new Facebook Group
Etsy Ambassador
ETSY
Join Etsy and receive 40 free listings
Stitch Craft Create
Rowan Thick and Thin Yarn: Buy 3 and get one free!
The Snowman, Snowdog and Billy Crochet Bundle SAVE OVER 12!