There are these cool rings that twirl when you spin it, and tons of burned decorations on it, truly a one of a kind! Or so we thought!
That's right, when we were hitting a few shops in Townsend yesterday, we found another one! Not exactly the same, but it has the twirly bits and the same decorations on it too! This time they called it a "Folk Art Piece". I should have taken a picture of it, but I didn't think of that until we were down the road. I didn't buy that one, you only need one Doo-Dad after all.
On our next stop, we were whipping through the booths at the next shop, where I found a Corning ware coffee pot with the innards in it. That is something you don't see everyday, and it is something I have been looking for, so I picked it up. Then I heard Lou Ann at the back of the shop calling me. I made my way back there and there was a beautiful Great Wheel. We oohed and aahed, and wondered at the price tag. Even with the Minor's head it was quite steep. We really weren't looking for a complete spinning wheel after all, just parts and pieces. So we moved on, browsing here and there, not finding much of anything really that interested us.
We moved on towards home, we were both on a tight schedule really. We were driving along, and saw another shop, we reviewed our time constraints and decided that we had time for one more stop. I wasn't really impressed with the contents of some of these shops, I suppose if I was looking for old dishes I would be thrilled, but we are after very specific items to complete a Great Wheel. We ran across a couple of industrial end feed shuttles that were in good shape, and a good price too, but I really don't need another one.
Then we found some old coverlets, stuck in a cradle. We just had to pull them out and see how they were made, and how wide the loom must have been that they were woven on etc. We put them back in the cradle and I lost my balance for a second and put my hand on a shelf to steady myself. Then I looked on the shelf and saw.....
They even knew what it was!
Until next time, Happy Weaving and Spinning, Tina