The Domestic Art Of Spinning

Spinning Wheel     Exhibit 5

     This is another example of a standard flax wheel. As the images show, this wheel is quite similar to the first exhibit. This one is all original except for the birdcage on the distaff and the spindle (which have been nicely matched). The wheel has a very nice deep burgundy color.
     Notice in the last image, how much the foot treadle has been worn from use. From the look of the wood, the treadle might have been replaced at one time, but still saw enough use after the replacement to wear it down in one spot.