My spinning wheel is not antique, it is a 30 year old Ashford Traditional. However, the art of spinning is definitely old fashioned. Some people see hand spinning as a waste of time, too much work, – old fashioned. I see it as a connection to the past. For thousands of years people have been turning fibres into yarn by twisting; I am continuing that same twist over generations and countries.
There are plenty of photographs of spinning wheels, and I was trying to take a nice picture of mine. I went outside and took the picture looking in at my wheel. The window reflected the outside as well as my wheel.