Monday, October 25, 2010

Pearl Pirtle

I will be adding a new spinning wheel to the herd pretty soon. I got lucky and found a fun little wheel on the web and after a few convos back and forth she is now mine. I will not get to play with her for a while as she is being dropped off with a friend who will bring her to me at a later date. But, the herd of wheels and I are definitely looking forward to her arrival!

I have already named this lovely little wheel 'Pearl' Pirtle.  She was originally created in the 1970's by Paul & Beverly Pirtle.  Paul was a retired Air Force  engineer and made the Pirtle spinning wheels out of their garage in Huntington Beach, CA.  Pearl is one of approximately 200 Pirtle wheels made.  Due to her lovely 1" yarn guides and orifice, Pearl and I should be turning out some fun, funky and large art yarns soon!

1 comment:

Delighted Hands said...

Oh, so pretty and what an interesting design! How do you treadle it?

Other Fun Facts..................

I taught myself to knit by watching a woman while on a flight from Scotland to the USA in 1996.

I taught myself how to spin yarn Feb 15th, 2007. I think I've done fairly well:)

'Lunabud' is a combination of two dogs' names I was loved by, Buddy and Luna:)