Making Dreams Come True: Building a Little Great Wheel by Margaret Heathman

For the members of the Peachtree Handspinners Guild, our dreams of owning a great wheel were fulfilled when we had a chance to build our very own Little Great Wheels in a hands-on workshop with master craftsman Gene Lurwig. We love that the Little Great Wheel fits in any room in our homes and was inexpensive to build,
and we’ve already spun skein after skein of beautiful yarns on our little wheels.

The Guild asked Gene to present a woodworking workshop for our annual Plying the Arts event. We thought he would have a small project for us—a niddy-noddy or nøstepinne, perhaps. When he asked if anyone would be interested in building a spinning wheel made from parts from the hardware store, the answer was a resounding “Yes!”

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