During this year’s Hot August Knits Yarn Crawl, Lambspun will be hosting an Antique Spinning Wheel and Loom Show. These beautiful, and now functional, wheels and looms have all been lovingly restored and repaired by Daniel Ellsworth. Don’t miss the chance to view (and maybe purchase) these heirloom items during your visit to Lambspun! More detailed descriptions and historic notes will be available in-store. Purchases include in-store instruction on use. Call us for more information!
Dan and Shirley Ellsworth have been invited to join the Early American Industries Association, which was started in 1933 to “preserve and present historic trades, crafts and tools.” As Dan says, “Restoring an antique spinning wheel to fine working order is an important aspect of preserving them for future generations. Teaching a young person to make beautiful yarns on a 19th-century instrument personalizes the entire fascinating history of hand-made textiles. A wheel with working life is no longer just a display item.” Thanks, Dan & Shirley, for your dedication to fiber arts history and practice!