Thursday, April 26, 2012

What are the chances?

I am delighted with a new gift. A friend from the University Art department (the one behind the doily bombing, see this post) and some innovative yarn bombing is retiring and cleaning up her condo. I ran into her the other day and she said 'you like spinney things don't you? I have a thingy with 3 spinney thingies with whorley thingies looking for a home.'
I had no idea what she had but was happy to receive these mysterious thingies.
We met today and she presented me with the thingies saying 'I have no idea of what they are.'
But I did!
[Photo:Indian Head Spinner on
Singer sewing treadle machine]
What are the chances? They are 3 bobbins the perfect size for an Indian Head Spinner (aka Country Spinner, aka Cowichan Spinner, aka Salish Spinner, aka Squamish Head Spinner). And they are stored on a lazy kate. Not only did I recognize them, I have an Indian Head Spinner needed to use them! See my earlier post on my Indian Head Spinner. What are the chances?!

This book Working with Wool, a Coast Salish Legacy is an excellent history of the Vancouver Island Coast Salish wool industry.


  1. Lucky Spinner!! Will you make Art Yarns?

  2. Define art yarns. Some of my art yarns are only meant to be looked at, not used :-) We shall see how the yarns turn out. I will post some pics. But don't hold your breath, it will be awhile as I am still struggling my way through Level 3 homework.

  3. I am looking for a kate like this. Do you know where your friend got this?

    1. Sorry I'm not sure where she got it. Check on Kijijii or Craigslist.