20 May, 2009
A More Delicate Wheel
The owner of this delicate-looking spinning wheel said it was a Babe, a model intended for children. She said people really like it when they see it, and she likes spinning on it. (She was spinning angora bunny fibre.)
The only drawback, she said, was the mess of lubricating oil that leaks onto the PVC pipe, attracts lint, and dries there. I told her she might try some Bon Ami scouring powder (powdered calcium carbonate), which gets cooking grease off my Pyrex casserole dishes.
The Babe's Fiber Garden Web site identifies the wheel as their Pinkie spinning wheel, single treadle.