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Junk Store Treasures
A favourite past-time of mine when I travel is to visit second-hand shops. Hidden away in a dusty
corner, I sometimes find antique spinning wheels, looms and other textile
treasures. I can&#;t take them all home with me, so the next best thing is
to take photos. Here are a few.

Saxony Style Spinning Wheels

Quebec Production Wheel

Quebec Production Wheel
I found this lovely wheel at Neat Stuf in Thrums, BC
(I couldn&#;t resist &#; it spins beautifully, so I brought this one home.)

Cook Spinning Wheel

J Cook Spinning Wheel

Another wheel found at Neat Stuf
made by J. Cook

Walking Wheels
Upright Wheels
Weaving Tools

AMAZON Handspinning Books
The Fleece and Fiber Sourcebook: More Than Fibers, from Animal to Spun Yarn
The Whole Craft of Spinning: From the Raw Material to the Finished Yarn
The Practical Spinner&#;s Guide &#; Cotton, Flax, Hemp (Practical Spinner&#;s Guides)
Spin Flax & Cotton: Traditional Techniques with Norman Kennedy

The Alden Amos Big Book of Handspinning: Being A Compendium of Information, Advice, and Opinions On the Noble Art & Craft
The Knitter&#;s Book of Wool: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding, Using, and Loving this Most Fabulous Fiber
The Intentional Spinner


Last Updated on April 24, by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi

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Antique spinning wheel identification can seem incredibly daunting for people considering that spinning wheels look so similar to the untrained eye. Yet, if you arm yourself with the knowledge of a few simple characteristics you can better prepare yourself to investigate these charming textile machines. While spinning natural fibers into threads can be a tiresome process, understanding the origins of the antique spinning wheel covered in cobwebs in your grandmother's garage doesn't have to be.

Brief History of Spinning Wheel Technology

Spinning wheels have been used in one form or another for centuries, as their pulley-based system was the main way for humans to spin natural fibers into actually usable threads. Some important developments in the spinning wheel's history that The Spinning Wheel Sleuth notes include the addition of bobbin/flyer mechanisms in the 16th century, "which make spinning continuous and therefore faster," and the introduction of the foot-pedal in the 17th century. With the industrialization of the textile industry came the decline of widespread use of these spinning wheels, and the introduction of synthetic fibers sealed the spinning wheel's fate. However, the modern craft movement has encouraged a new generation of people to learn this textile art.

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Parts of a Spinning Wheel

These are some of the most important elements you'll come across on an antique spinning wheel. The presence, or lack thereof, of these parts can be an early indication of the age and style of an antique spinning wheel.

  • Drive Wheel/Flywheel - The spoked wheel that extends horizontally or vertically and creates the spinning motion
  • Treadle/Pedal - The foot pedal at the base of the spinning wheel which, when pressed, activates the drive wheel
  • Flyer & Bobbin - The u-shaped part of the spinning wheel which holds a bobbin (that collects the spun threads)
  • Mother of All - The front panel so-to-speak of the spinning wheel which holds an adjustment knob, the flyer, bobbin, and maiden bar
  • Maiden Bars - The vertical bars which hold the flyer mechanism in place

Antique Spinning Wheel Identification

Here are a few different identifiers to help you better assess the age and region that an antique spinning wheel might have originated from.

Expert Advice

Unfortunately, identifying the manufacturer of an antique spinning wheel will require much more effort than a simple Google search. Antique spinning wheels were not always marked with a maker's mark, and some of these marks come from companies that have been out of production for decades or even centuries. This requires assistance from a specialist, such as Greenville, SC's own Spinning Wheel Antiques & Appraisals. Getting into contact with a spinning wheel or textile appraiser will be an important first step in dating your wheel.

Signs of Age and Use

If you're unsure whether or not your antique spinning wheel really is antique, then you can look over the spinning wheel's different parts and determine if they're uniform in nature or asymmetrical. Since production standards were not in effect when most antique spinning wheels were created, asymmetrical pieces can be an early indication of the wheel's genuine age. Similarly, you can look at parts that would be heavily manipulated like the treadle and flyer and see if there are any obvious signs of wear.

Antique Spinning Wheel Styles

If you can't find an appraiser to look over your antique spinning wheel, there are things you can assess on your own that will give you an estimation as to your antique spinning wheel's style, and when and/or where it originated from.

Saxony Spinning Wheels

These spinning wheels were the first to include a treadle and bobbins and the earliest evidence of these can be traced back to

Norwegian Spinning Wheel

Norwegian wheels bear a strong resemblance to Saxony wheels, although they include four legs and a bench frame

Charkha Wheels

Charkha, a tabletop style of spinning, is the oldest form of spinning and originated in India. This tabletop would eventually be made upright and become the conventional spinning wheel we know today.

Irish Castle Wheel

Castle wheels shifted the flyer from sitting in front of the wheel to above the wheel and allowed these machines to take up less space.

Walking Wheel/Wool Wheel

The disproportionately large-wheeled walking wheels (meant to be operated while standing) were brought to the American colonies during exploration and were used well-into the 19th century, until textile mills made the spinning process more efficient.

Spinning Jenny

These large spinning wheels from the lateth century showcase a hand crank and multiple spools, and were an early move towards textile industrialization

Antique Spinning Wheel Values

The spinning wheel market is incredibly unique because of its nicheness, but quality antique spinning wheels can be worth a significant amount of money, in part because of how many pieces are required to make the mechanism work. One of the most expensive spinning wheels ever sold was a charkha spinning wheel presented to a supporter of Indian independence by Mahatma Gandhi which was appraised at $75, You can also find a plethora of antique spinning wheels and spinning wheel parts on sites like Ebay and Etsy, and most of these wheels are priced between $$

Antique Spinning Wheels and Their Uses

If you happen to find, or already own, a working antique spinning wheel then now might be the time to take up new hobby. However, if your grandmother's spinning wheel from the garage is in serious disrepair, you can always repurpose its parts to create a cottage-style wall-decoration for your home.

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Yikes I&#;ve bought two more spinning wheels within the last week! I&#;ve actually bought three within the last couple of months but I sold one of them. In December I found this lovely Little Peggy spinning wheel for sale on Ebay and I won the bidding at $

Little Peggy 1

It had been nicely restored and was a good find. As I already have a Little Peggy I decided to sell this one and managed to get $ for it. This little one even came with the original threading hook which I didn&#;t have so I kept her!

Last Saturday I bought this Ettrick Standard on Gumtree for $

Ettrick Wheel 04

I used my magic concoction of 50% boiled linseed oil and 50% pure gum turps to give her a quick clean and polish and she looks beautiful now!

Ettrick Wheel 05

That little hole is for the threading hook which I have got&#;just forgot to put it back before I took the photo!

Ettrick Wheel 07

Here it is!

Ettrick Wheel 19

The treadle/footman had a bit of dodgy string so I&#;ve since used some leather to fix it up.

Ettrick Treadle Footman join

And today I picked up this Ashford Traditional plus some accessories that I won on Ebay for $

Ebay pic

A bargain considering it includes two hand carders plus the Lazy Kate (and four bobbins). There was also the original user manual plus some other printed spinning literature.

Ebay pic 02

As soon as I got home I gave her a nice coating of my magic concoction and she came up a treat.

Ashford Traditional No 2 01

The leather piece that joins the footman and treadle had completely broken however the previous owner had also given me some pieces of leather so I fashioned a new one and voila!

Ashford Traditional No 2 05

Luckily I had an Ashford maintenance kit as I had to replace all the hooks, spring, drive belt and I also have a nice new threading hook too!

Ashford Traditional No 2 02

I was going to on-sell this little wheel as I already have an Ashford Traditional however I&#;m quite smitten with the colour of this one so I&#;ll hang on to her for a while I think.

Ashford Traditional No 2 06

I&#;m quite happy with these two bargains within the last week.

Ashford Traditional No 2 09

I now have two Ashford Traditionals, one Ashford Traveller, one Little Peggy, one Wee Peggy, one Tarra Carousel and one Ettrick Standard. Seven spinning wheels you&#;re no doubt thinking. I know! I know! I&#;m crazy aren&#;t I? I mean you can only use one at a time can&#;t you?

L to R: Spinning chair, Ashford Traveller and Tarra Carousel.

7 Wheels 01

L to R: Little Peggy, Wee Peggy, Ettrick Standard, new Ashford Traditional, my first ever spinning wheel &#; Ashford Traditional.

7 Wheels 02

L to R: Ettrick Standard and two Ashford Traditionals.

7 Wheels 03

L to R: Little Peggy, Wee Peggy and Ettrick Standard.

7 Wheels 04

Now I need to get cracking and start using them all. I know I&#;ve said it before and I&#;ll say it again&#;.there are just not enough hours in the day.

I think my new mantra should be &#;I will not look at Ebay and Gumtree, I will not look at Ebay and Gumtree&#;..&#; What do you think?

Until next time&#;


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She did not hide from my gaze, but she was embarrassed. When not a single thread was left on it, I felt like I was making a fool. There was no need to get attached. I wanted to touch her. Feel.

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