What is that wheel?

Wheel by Betty RobertsSeveral of you noticed the wheel in my Learning to Spin class description ... this wheel.

It's a Betty Roberts wheel. Pretty, right? Right! It's Aspen wood, an upright "economy" model, with an accelerating wheel built in. Betty always puts resin in, in a variety of colors (mine's purple, of course!), and embeds flowers, grains, and a bumblebee (her trademark) in the wheel. This wheel is double drive only, I'm not sure if that's always the case but I think so.

Others have blogged photos of lovely Betty Roberts wheels:
A day in the life of Sachi
Yarn Girls, they do get Wooly (yes, the green accelerator wheel is the same as the one in Sachi's page! and better yet, I've seen that wheel in person - wowzer)
Another post by the Yarn Girls, more detailed views

There is a Yahoo group for her wheels with a lovely photograph section: SpinningWheels_by_BettyRoberts.

Oh yeah -- it's not for sale, LOL. Just so we're clear on that!

3 comments:

Kristi aka Fiber Fool said...

Oh my, that is gorgeous!

primdollie said...

Oh wow what a fabulous wheel and have seen the pics of others!! how does one get to find such a wheel?? is there contact info on Betty and costs etc?? would love to learn more!! thanks! so lovely!! Hugs Linda

Amelia, belle of The Bellwether said...

@Linda: the best way to get in touch with Betty is via the Yahoo group, which provides her contact information. Thanks!