The Flip

I admit that I have a wheel stalking problem.

I cruise Craigslist. I monitor Ravelry forums for antique and other wheel ads.

And every once in a while, I even do a OneCraigs search, just to see what’s out there.

Guess what was out there.

Yeah,,,, there’s a Rio Grande wheel out in Colorado.

The Rio Grande is a really cool, unique wheel, and you don’t see them come up for sale used often.
But it’s really big. And so difficult to ship.
There’s always the Wheel Railroad (yes, there is such a thing), but a couple of days after I saw the posting I had talked myself out of pursuing it.

Because my Super Custom Spinning Wheel with the Spindle Mod works very much the same way a Rio Grande does.


I just needed to get back to my work on developing my Flip technique.

What is the Flip?
It’s easier to show you than to explain-

The flipping action is from :39 – 1:20

Neat, eh? She makes it look so easy.

This weekend I took some time to work on my flip.
Slow it down, break down the movement, see what works.

And the results of my practice-



I think I’ll work them into a cap something like this


Have a great week!

Denise 🙂

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