Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Life and Art

In more downsizing news, I decided to sell my weaving loom and my spinning wheel.  Those of you who've been with me since I began blogging, not quite three years ago, may remember that virtually all my early posts were about spinning and/or weaving.  So this is a BIG change.

My wheel and my loom, and all their accessories, along with boxes and boxes of spinning fiber and handspun and commercial yarn, have been in storage since early last year.  As I look down the road, I simply can't envision a time or place where I'll spin or weave again.  So it's time to clear it all out and make room for the new. 

I'm selling each piece as a package unto itself.  The loom package includes the Schacht Mighty Wolf 8-harness, 10-treadle, 36" wide loom, warping board, adjustable bench with pockets, double the number of heddles, 4 reeds, shuttles, bobbins, a bobbin winder and more.  The wheel package includes the Lendrum double treadle spinning wheel, Ashford spinning chair, tension lazy kate, niddy noddy, umbrella swift, hand cards and more.  If you'd like detailed info on the loom or the wheel or both, please email me and I'll send you PDF flyers with photos. 

I'm planning to hold a sale of the spinning fiber and yarns in the near future, for the local fiber community.  Whatever is left I'll likely sell at Etsy or on my sales blog.

Onward and upward!

5 comments:

Meg in Nelson said...

Yeah... I can't help it... I AM a bit speechless... And can't finish reading the post. I'll come back, but I need Time Out.

Meg in Nelson said...

BUT I hope you get good prices for them, particularly the loom.

maggi said...

I hadn't realised that you used to spin, having only found you fairly recently. I have just checked out you old post and the work was awesome. If I lived closer I'd have had both lots from you.

Chris Gray said...

I did exactly the same when we moved back from France to the UK.

Two large floor looms just weren't ever going to get set up, let alone used...so I donated them to a weaving museum where they would at least be put to some good work.

Kept the spinning wheel, tapestry looms and inkles too...

There are some things that I couldn't live without :-)

A good de-clutter sometimes does a body a whole load of good...

...enjoy the path you are on right now...

I certainly enjoy what you do.

frazzledsugarplummum said...

Go girl! Downsizing is freeing...not to mention cheaper.