Friday, August 10, 2007

ENDLESS MOUNTAIN FIBER FESTIVAL




We are looking forward to The Endless Mountains Fiber Festival, at the Harford Fairgrounds, north of Scranton, PA, Sept 8 & 9, 2007.

Here are a couple of the restored antique spinning wheels we’ll have there. The dark-patina wheel - with most of its original distaff - - appears to be associated with the Farnham/E. S. Williams group of the Newark Valley, NY. The wheel is signed I. C. S. and could have been made by Ezbon (Izbon) Slosson. The Slosson family intermarried with the Farnhams.

This highly decorative, very fast Scandinavian wheel may be of Swedish origin. The turner who made it obviously delighted in his craft as everything on it that could be made on a lathe - - was!

Fred will also have spinning wheel threading hooks, nostepinnes and yarn gauges in a variety of woods at the show.

1 Comments:

Blogger carole said...

do you live in PA? If I can get to the festival, I'll look you up!

11:30 AM  

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