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SPINNING CHAIR/COBBLER'S STOOL

Total comfort when seated - not only for spinners, but anyone who works while sitting - at the computer, sewing table, quilting frame....

Comfortable 3-legged - Seat well formed, and has a slight forward
tilt - just enough to help keep your back straight and avoid pressure on the
thighs.
Lightweight, yet strong. Easy to carry around and take with you.
From $110.
Available in natural pine, dark stained pine, and (special order only) in oak, walnut, cherry or maple.

Introduced at the 2003 Wisconsin Spin-in - Sept. 2003.

46 t

Our current production models.

Pine, finished - $120

Hardwood, oiled - starting - $175

(Unfinished, subtract $10)

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Spinning Fibers                               Top of Page Description Price
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Strick Flax - about 4 ounces each - from Europe

Nice quality. For spinning from a distaff. Dew retted, nice color.

 

 

$3.00/ounce
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Churro Roving from New Mexico

Excellent for rugs and felting. Put edging from something softer around it and make lovely rustical garments.

Well prepared - spins like butter

White

Grey (there is a lighter grey as well, but not distinctly different from that pictured)

Fawn

$1.60/ounce

 

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Eider Wool

From the sheep that graze the sea dikes of N. Germany.

Doesn't felt easily for gently machine washable items. Sturdy, somewhat coarse with bounce - not really scratchy.

Excellent prep. Drafts smoothly. Very easy to spin.

$1.25 per ounce

$20 per pound

Shetland

from Great Britain

Makes lovely woolen knitting or weaving yarn. Felts well.

Beautiful natural colors

$1.50 per ounce
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f Fawn
g Grey
m Moorit
b Black/Brown
Corriedale

from New Zealand

Makes great knitwear. Good felting wool.

White

Colors - lt. grey, dk. grey, dk. brown

 

 

 

$1.60 per ounce

$1.75 per ounce

 

Tasmanian Polwarth obr

Oatmeal or Brown

fine, soft

lovely colors

$1.40 per ounce
Romney

from New Zealand

Strong, smooth wool - works for outerwear as well as durable rugs

White, lt. , off white

 

 

$1.10 per ounce

Grey Gotland g Long, smooth, lustrous $1.25 per ounce
Falkland f

from South America

Fine wool, good crimp AND bounce. Makes lovely knitting yarn. Easy to spin.

 

$1.15 per ounce

Merino 64 m

from Australia

Not superfine, but lovely soft Merino. Easy to felt.

$1.70 per ounce
We have more unspun fiber - stop in for surprises and short term specials.    

 

Introducing Snyder Spindles

Wisconsin Made by Scott Snyder

Well balanced, affordable spindles. Many styles and weights to choose from. Quality woodworking. Comfortable spinning experience. Available now at the shop and at Wisconsin Sheep & Wool 2013.

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Introductory price - $25.50 per spindle.

Scott Snyder hopes to be present at our Wisconsin Sheep and Wool booth on Saturday. In any case, we welcome all spindlers to come and test these spindles - feedback most welcome.

See you Sept. 6-8, 2013 in Jefferson.

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NEW SPINNING WHEELS FROM ASHFORD AND LOUET - for details click on the model for manufacturers data. Top
* =In Stock unfinished lacquered
ASHFORD SPINNING WHEELS - sturdy, dependable, affordable    
ASHFORD TRADITIONAL, single drive basic model $615* $765
ASHFORD TRAVELLER, single drive, double treadle, $640* $775
ASHFORD JOY , single drive, double treadle , lacquered, assembled   $790
ASHFORD JOY, sindle drive, single treadle, lacquered, assembled   $760*
JOY carry bag   $115*
ASHFORD TRADITIONAL, double drive $650 $785
ASHFORD TRAVELLER , double drive $670 $810
ASHFORD ELIZABETH 2, double drive $990 $1130
ASHFORD KIWI, functional at an affordable price, many accessories available $450* $585
ASHFORD Country Spinner2 $715* $875
     
LOUET SPINNING WHEELS - bobbin lead, need no lubrication, smooth action    
LOUET S17 kit , single treadle, affordable, unfinished kit $350*  
     
For other models and accessories, please use out Inquiry Form.    
Wheels not in stock can be ordered. Normal delivery time about a week. Drop shipment possible.    

Free lesson with wheel purchase. If you already know how to spin, we show you how to use and maintain the wheel of your choice.

 

 

 
NEW! SPINNING WHEEL RESTORATION AND REPAIR Top of Page
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Does your wheel have "issues"?

Need extra bobbins?
Could your wheel use a "tuneup"?
Is there a spinning wheel in the family that needs repairs?
Have you inherited a wheel and need to have it evaluated?
 

Hans is available to asses your wheel - old or new. We don't charge to look at it. If your wheel needs repair or restoration, we'll give you an estimate. Since spinning wheels are not all alike, we need to see your wheel "in person" or some quality digital photos - including details of the flyer. Otherwise we cannot make an accurate assessment.

Located in downtown Fond du Lac - just off Highway 41 - at 25A N. Main St. Take the Highway 23 exit on 41, drive East on 23 until Main St. (Walgreens on the corner). Turn right on Main. The Woolgatherers is located across from Woods Floral between the Air Force and Marines recruiting offices.
Call 920-907-0510 during business hours for an appointment.

 
ORIFICE HOOKS FOR ANTIQUE WHEELS                     Top of Page
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If you have an older wheel with a small orifice and larger
threading hooks are to bulky, try this one. Also works on larger
wheels.
$5.00 postpaid.