Published by Pegg Thomas
Pegg Thomas lives on a hobby farm in Northern Michigan with Michael, her husband of *mumble* years. They raise sheep and chickens; keep a few barn cats, and Murphy the spoiled rotten dog. A life-long history geek, she writes “History with a Touch of Humor.” Pegg is published in the Barbour historical romance collections. Pegg also works as Publisher of Smitten Historical Romance, an imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. When not working or writing, Pegg can be found in her barn, her garden, her kitchen, or sitting at her spinning wheel creating yarn to turn into her signature wool shawls.
Pegg won the Romance Writers of America's Faith, Hope, & Love Award for 2019, was a finalist for the 2019 ACFW Editor of the Year, and a double finalist for the 2019 ACFW Carol Awards.
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8 thoughts on “My Great Wheel”
I have a wheel almost an identical to yours! 🙂 I would LOVE to know what you finished it with? its quite beautiful and you made that old dry wood look like its radiant and glowing!!!
thanks in advance for any helps!
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I used Howard Feed-N-Wax. It took almost the whole bottle! Rub it in, leave it for 24 hours, buff with a soft cloth. I’d love to see a photo of your wheel!
oh such a quick reply!! thank you!!! well, i found your post in the Ravelry Spindle group thread! and when i followed your link i about fell over! LOL i have pictures of it when i first got it in my ravelry stash! i am kindredcottage on ravelry!
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They could be sisters alright!
May I ask what you paid for yours?
I found it on Craig’s List for $50. It was intact, but in poor condition. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax brought it back to life, and I had a new spindle made for it because the original was quite frail. I kept the original, but I don’t use it.
Can you send me a plan for your new spindle? my husband bought a new one, with two wood “reels” for a line to the great wheel, but i have fitthings for a spindle with only one “reel” – just like you have on your wheel..
I don’t have a plan, I purchased it from Bobbin Boy (you can Google him) and sent him the measurements he requested, then he made the spindle. It was very reasonable too, if I remember correctly, it was under $30 including shipping. What you have – it sounds like – is a Miner’s Head (the two reels), but Bobbin Boy could help you identify that if you send him photos.