So I bought something today

Yes, you read that right! I am now the owner of my very own wheel!

This wheel is called a Wernekinck Edam made by Richard Wernekinck in Holland.

A woman who is preparing to travel to Indonesia, popped by our guild meeting today. She brought with her this wheel, and several enormous bags of wool.
As soon as she gave her asking price for the wheel, I claimed it. This wheel was meant for me!

It is beautiful and smooth and sigh, it will make long winter days pass by quickly!

I’m currently looking for a finish for my wheel, I’m torn between Red Mohogany & English chestnut

Have a great weekend folks!

7 Comments on “So I bought something today

  1. I’m soooooo jealous!! This is my next big purchase…someday.

    Regarding the stain, I was going to say Red Mahogany until I googled both of and fell in love with the English Chestnut.

  2. I am also sooooo jealous! I’m going to be using a drop spindle till I’m eighty at the rate I am going;)
    Enjoy and take loads of pictures – I will just live vicariously through you!

  3. Beautiful wheel! I too have a Wernekinck wheel. I’ve been looking for info on it for years and just found your blog. Any idea how old they are or who sold them? I got mine in Wisconsin.


    • Thank you,
      I have not been able to find out very much information, though I have been looking. If I find anymore information about it I will certainly let you know 🙂

  4. Not Wernekinck, not Edammer. But a very nice wheel indeed. Wernekinck made as far as I know three kind of wheels, Roterdammer, Delft and Gouda (oak).

    • Bummer, the woman I bought it from had told me it was a Wernekinck Edam, the paperwork was in Dutch, but when I looked it up online, I saw several wheels that looked just like mine with the same name. The mystery continued then eh 😉 You are right though, whatever wheel it may be, it is beautiful :-). Thank you for your comment!!

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