Friday, 19 March 2010
LOUDER THAN BOMBS DAY 2. ZARAH'S WHEEL.
Zarah 's perseverance always brings reward. She has nearly mastered her new wheel. It's a 150 year old, Danish flax wheel, which spins very fast and fine.
Zarah is half Danish and last summer when she visited her family, she found the wheel and her dad Terry cleaned it up. It's a proper piece of folk craft. Wealthy Danes wanted everything made out of Mahogany, but poorer Danes had to work with soft woods, painted for protection. Painted woodwork is very fashionable now.
This is the most exquisite wheel I've ever used, and it suits Zarah so well. We have loved watching her progress.