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March 17, 2021

This wheel is very close to being finished and, I am pleased to report, it has already found a new home. I really like the way it has turned out. The dark frame, the pearl inlays, metallic powders, all contribute to the feel of moonlight.

Here is the other side. I’m trying to come up with something special to say about it but this wheel is the strong silent type. Stong, silent…admirable qualities in a spinning wheel.

I felt it might be nice to show a close up of each painting. The screw holes are not capped yet and when I took this photo the wood covers for the top axles of the footman rods had not been made. The little details always seem to take forever.

One detail that is visible in this photo is a strap of design work on the frame between the treadles. It is actually made of leather with inlaid pearls. This material is a first for my wheels. One last detail you might enjoy knowing – the spinner who will own this wheel is named Cynthia, and Cynthia means “moon.” I was going to suggest to the new owner that this might be a good name for the wheel. It was meant to be!

From → Gary's Thoughts

  1. Whitney Lard permalink

    Gary – This is over the top Beautiful!!

  2. Cindy Heagy permalink

    This is so sweet! And, Kind I cannot wait to take her for a spin. Thank you so much……………………………….Moony.

    Sent from Mail for Windows 10

  3. ellen permalink

    Oh Gary, this is so, so beautiful. Congrations to her new owner! She will love her so much.

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