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>>> INFO ON TAPESTRY BOBBINS & OTHER ITEMS BY MILISSA ELLISON DEWEY, HERE

The basic idea is that you fill out our packing slip and send it to us along with whatever you have to be fixed or copied. The packing slip generates an invoice, and payment of the invoice puts the work on the bench. The packing slip also travels with your work and identifies it as yours...there are a lot of parts and pieces around here and the packing slip makes the difference between order and chaos!

Really important: We do not stain or in any way color the replacement pieces and/or repairs unless the work with us is specifically commissioned to include finish treatment. This is usually only in the cases of pieces that originally were painted, and even then usually only for pieces that need specialty painting such as rosemåling. We will not agree to do simple staining or similar finishes. People have really particular ideas about color and finish, plus ideas about sourcing (organic, living wage, fair trade, etc etc etc), plus allergies & intolerances innumerable. We cannot anticipate nor sort through those, and as a general rule it is best to anticipate your work coming back to you sanded but not finished. We use good woods, and most of these will age to a lovely color, just as most wheels or looms do. If you want it stained, we cannot provide this service.


So, with that all said, the prices--in no particular order and not including shipping or paypal fees--are:

>>> INFO ON TAPESTRY BOBBINS & OTHER ITEMS BY MILISSA ELLISON DEWEY, HERE

>>> SPINNING WHEEL PARTS

- entire flyer assembly (new flyer, one new bobbin, new whorl) with either 1/2" or 1/4" orifice, $150. This comes with an orifice hook.


Important note: Most antique flyers have small orifice openings, and we replicate those with the 1/4" sizing. However, thicker or "art" yarn will not work with these, and thus the 1/2" opening gives you a great deal more yarn design flexibility while still looking very much like the original.


- put a flyer on your axle, $50

- whorl, $20 (this can be a new whorl, a replacement, one with different size ratios, etc)

- extra bobbins, $30/each.

BUY 5, GET 6

Important note: you can mix & match styles of bobbins as you wish with the "Buy 5, Get 6" deal, meaning that the order does not have to be all bobbins for the same wheel, but can be 3 for one wheel and 3 for another, or 2 each for three different wheels, or whatever. Go in with a friend! All we need is an original of each to replicate it. If you do not have the original, then we will have to have your flyer & whorl here so we can design a bobbin to go on them. Please double-box flyers: they are fragile. Includes complementary orifice hook.

- orifice hook, $15 (These are made using the needles from antique sock knitting machines & nicely turned handles.)

- maidens, $20/each (These are turned to match the style of your wheel.)

- leather bearings, washers, ties, etc. Also cornhusk bearings for great wheels.

Free. Always. For anyone. Just send us your mail-to address. We will need to get a couple of measurements from you and then will pop them in the mail.

- threaded tensioning system

- tension screw, $30
- block for boss and MOA, $20

- MOA boss, $20


- Mother-of-All (MOA), $30

- flax distaff assembly, $30 per section and the top section includes a removeable flax cage; this is turned to match the style of your wheel. Flax distaff assemblies can also be made in the historically-correct style for your wheel, or however you wish them to be made. These prices give you a guideline.

- footman $20

- Great Wheel direct drive spindle, $20

- treadle assembly for treadled wheel, $30 per section. Most treadle assemblies are made of three parts, which might be entirely missing, some of it missing, some of it broken, etc.

- The Dewey Doubler, a Great Wheel accelerator that functions as both a "Minor's Head" type accelerator and a direct drive spindle, $200

>>> LOOM PARTS & OTHER THINGS

Loom repairs and other things not on this list must be priced individually. Prices do not include shipping and, if you pay by PayPal, the fairly nominal PayPal processing fees.

Thanks!

Alan Dewey & Milissa Ellison Dewey
"BOBBIN BOY"

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