Lacking anything more interesting to blog about today, I share with you my spinning rack. This is a large upright embroidery frame that was a gift from my grandmother (back when I was seriously into embroidery – it came complete with unfinished crewel-work), which I have repurposed for my spinning stuff.
The adjustment holes on the bottom are perfect for most of my spindles – my octagonal Louet doesn’t fit, and I keep meaning to some wire loops or hooks to the bottom of one of the end bars, so my spindles can hang on either side. Pre-drafted ready to spin fiber hangs easily over the round split bars, where it can be spun from without being stepped on, and stored between spins without un-fluffing itself. That big mass of fluff on the right is about .5 oz of 100% mohair, just pre-drafted for my evening spinning session. The denser purple/grey stuff is a merino/silk roving from our spinning class at the Fiber Expo last year – it’s being slowly slowly spun into a lace weight. Very slippery stuff, challenging to spin. The card board roll on the back bar is for storing singles, and if I add another one (or more) I can ply from them as well.
All in all, a nifty little set up, and very portable – I can move it around the room to use, or get out of the way, and it doesn’t cause any trouble.
Well, how about that? a very ingenious use for that piece of furniture. Wonderfully organized, I must say. Gramma will be pleased to hear of it.