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Can you find the spinning wheel?

August 25, 2013

frameI realized this evening that my partner, Amy, will be gone for several days and that I am helpless to put a blog entry up on my own.  I wanted to show interested spinners what is happening  with this Narnia wheel.  I had it sitting on the dining room table and with the window and lamp behind and I thought it looked pretty festive.  Amy was not so sure!  I’ll explain what you are looking at: You can see  a very unfinished frame but you are also looking at days of hard work.  At the right is the new shape of the front leg and in this wheel there is a piece of blue stained glass sandwiched in between the many layers of wood.  At the left you can see an odd shaped opening with the little lamp post sitting inside.  The two sides of this opening will be covered with frosted stained glass.  The right side of the base is visible too and you can see the holes where the treadle will be attached. Above the lamp post there is a flat area and this is where the little mouse, Reepacheep, will be placed as he cheers the spinner on to brave fiber adventures. Above the big opening behind  the front leg you might notice a little circle. It is directly in front of the table lamp. This is the axle point from which will hang the two large wheels.  The sloped piece of wood above this is where the flyer assembly and handle attach.  So much  left to do!  But for me this project is a great adventure and it is fun.  I’ll keep you posted.

 

 

 

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3 Comments
  1. Gary, that is really very beautiful. It is going to be so interesting when the wheel is done.

  2. Patricia Grrhardt permalink

    This may be e best one yet! I can’t wait to see the finished masterpiece.

  3. Susan Borts permalink

    Fantastic! These are some of my favorite books and you have interpreted them so well into a wheel. Can’t wait to see the finished product. By the way, Edgar (the raven) is spinning like a dream!!

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