My journey into the world of weaving

Threaded and sleyed


The placemats are threaded and sleyed. Now I just need to tie on, and make sure the tension is even. I’m a little worried about my two rogue ends but they are weighted. I can always add more weight.

I’m spinning up a bit of fiber someone gave me. It’s spinning nice and thin and not too twisty! I’m glad I have the wheel for a few more weeks. Everyone was wonderful in their response to the Spinning wheels post. I think I want to try an Ashford Traveller and a Kromski. But I do feel bonded with the Louet!

2 thoughts on “Threaded and sleyed

  1. Hi Susan, Glad to hear that your spinning is coming along. Thought I would make a plug for the Lendrum spinning wheel – Lendrums are wonderful to spin with and are easy to care for. You do not have to oil them at all (unlike Kromski’s which require tons of oil and are very cantankerous wheels IMHO). If you get a chance to work with a Lendrum please take it out for a spin you will be impressed with the workmanship and the ease of treadling. Best wishes, Martha

  2. I keep hearing that Kromskis take lots of oil–but that really hasn’t been my experience. Yes, it does at first–to saturate the leather parts. But I still have well over half the little bottle of oil I got with my Sonata over a year ago. Once the leather bits are broke in, most of the time I just need to oil the little felt part that keeps the oriface oiled. My best piece of advice is: if you can, try before you buy. Go with what *you* love. Go for one that will do what you want it to do, with a look you like. I tend to like the fancy look of the Kromkis, or the basic servicability of the Ashfords. I’m not overly fond of the modern looking ones like the Louets or Babes. Find the one that makes your heart sing, and you’ll be happy with it.

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