Could anybody help me identify this spinning wheel? I bought it from an antique dealer in Burford, Oxon in about 2005. I believe it is a flax wheel; because it has a distaff, and two small bobbins.
As I wish to spin wool this isn't appropriate for my needs, so I will be looking for a suitable wheel.
You should be able to spin wool on this wheel. I don't know what make it is, but I don't see any reason why it would only be used as a flax wheel.
Gayle - Plum Crazy Ranch & Fiber Art www.plumcrazyranch.org
your beautiful wheel looks very like a Norwegian flax wheel to me.
Although they were made primarily to spin flax you will also be able to spin fine lace yarn wool on it. Wish I could buy it from you but I live too far away...
Greetings from Iceland
Beautiful double wheel. Looks more like a east European combination flax/wool wheel. Should work just fine for wool. If that wheel is as heavy as it looks it should be a great treadler! Tune it up, lube it up, get some wool & have at it. I've used one like it for wool for 35 years & it's just fine. Good luck with a real beauty. My Best - Jerry
You have a lovely wheel made in Sweden, circa 1875.
Here is mine for comparison:
This has to be one of my favorite wheels.