Thursday, September 24, 2015

Stories To Tell

Here is a short video. I tightened up the distance between the flyer and bobbin whorls and added lots more oil and she's gotten quieter...I think. Still has lots to say though, maybe at different points between drafting and winding on? Possibly a clue?  What do you think? Normal noises or do I need to look further?  



15 comments:

DianeOart said...

Sounds pretty good to me, she's a lovely wheel spinning perfectly.

Henny Penny said...

I want to spin yarn! Really, I do. A dream of mine for such a long time. It sounds perfect to me!

Elaine Lim said...

I think she chats a little too much but just be grateful that she still can spin after all these years!! Perhaps you could drive it over to the Woollery on your next outing and let them look at it. My first wheel was a Canadian one which were always on the market. Not the same as yours but very similar. I found it too fragile to take to meetings so sold it and got a Louet which I still use after all these years. Her name is LouLou de laFalais!!!

Alice said...

I have watched a wheel similar to this at fiber shows and I dont recall them being whisper quiet like my Lendrum. Perhaps the chatter stems from the fact that this is a single treadle wheel and that you dont necessarily press your one foot down with even force, and even speed with each push. Once the wheel slows down, it takes more energy to get whirring again and the chatter becomes a little louder ( like putting your foot on a gas peddle). I think she enjoys being tended to and talked to.... so turn the audio book up louder if she gets a little too vocal. Enjoy your new addition!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Sounds great to me but I know nothing about spinning wheels...it was a fun video to see:)

YarnKettle said...

Watching the wheel made me think it was warped a bit. Maybe it is just at lighter spot messing with my vision. I have no wheel experience. As a novice I would be worried about the chatter too. I'm not saying you have any reason to be though.

I do remember reading on Ravelry how a TV show seemed to add card-in-the-spokes sound to a great wheel. Whew there were some angry people saying a wheel should not sound like that.

Lori Skoog said...

Classic Sara. Love seeing you out on the porch doing this!

Buttons Thoughts said...

"Canadian production Wheel" You had me at that:):) A sweet sweet sound. Hugs B

Buttons Thoughts said...

"Canadian production Wheel" You had me at that:):) A sweet sweet sound. Hugs B

sophy0075 said...

I agree; I think her wheel has a slight warp. But I would like to think that I could be 100 years old and functional - and chatty! The BBC has posted that there's a lady (a human one, not a wheel, celebrating her 109th birthday. She credits her good health to a daily tot of whiskey. Sara, I think you should drink a tot to beautiful Hyacinthe.

Shirley said...

To me (a non- spinner!) she sounds just like she is purring and happy to be back at work.

sheepsclothing said...

it doesn't seem to loud to me. could definitely live with it- such a beautiful old wheel. but it might be bobbin chatter. II used to hear that quite a bit on my kromski and a little oil on the flyer axle really quieted it down.

Susan Mckee-Nugent said...

Mine has a similar sound, slightly quieter, but the sound is the same. So funny, I just accepted it as how she is, now that you made me look :0 it is the bobbin that is talking. Maybe when I'm not so buggered from this trip, I will find my other bobbins and put them on and see what they sound like.

Sandy said...

Sounds like playing cards in bicycle spokes... =o)

Sandy said...

Sounds like playing cards in bicycle spokes... =o)

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