Build Your Own Indian Head Spinning Wheel - Downloadable Plans


Converting a Treadle Sewing Machine into a Spinning Wheel

All funds received go directly to help the rescued animals in The Llama Sanctuary

At long last, what you've all been waiting for: all the details and instructions you need in order to convert an old cast iron sewing machine treadle into a beautiful, heirloom spinning wheel.

Made popular by the First Nations people of the Cowichan, in Southern British Columbia, the 'Indian Head' Spinning Wheel, as it has become known, utilizes the power of an old cast iron sewing machine treadle.  To the best of my knowledge, these machines have never been commercially produced and the dozens, perhaps even hundreds of treadle-mounted, Indian Head spinning wheels have all been built at home ...and they are all unique!

Having encountered and used quite a few of these machines, it was clear that they were all slightly different and that they all worked well.  Even the less-skillful craftsmen managed to produce a functional spinning wheel.  The only thing lacking has been a clear set of plans to enable anyone to make their own.  That gap has now been filled right here.

The build-your-own spinning wheel package contains no fewer than twenty nine detailed diagrams, plus many close up photographs, as well as a detailed description of the various parts and their attributes.

This spinning wheel is perfectly suited to creating heavy/chunky yarns and especially art yarns, which are often lumpy, bumpy, uneven and frequently too large to fit through the narrow orifices of most commercially produced spinning wheels.

These Detailed Plans Show How To Build Your Own Heirloom Spinning Wheel

For a small donation, you can build your own spinning wheel; one which will be passed on through the generations and considered beautiful in centuries to come.

There's only one thing stopping you from jumping in and building your own - and that's fear!  Fear that you aren't good enough to build it or fear that you don't know how.  With the Internet at your fingertips, there are thousands of people out there who willingly help others to achieve their goals.  We live in the age of information, but it doesn't mean we can't still be manually creative.

Monetary Offers

All products in this store are offered in exchange for donations to The Llama Sanctuary. Fibre Arts Bootcamp is the fundraising arm of The Llama Sanctuary, a Self-Supporting, Humanitarian Foundation, located in the United States and Canada, dedicated to ministering to God’s creatures, with whom we share this planet. The Llama Sanctuary is dependent upon donations and offers suggested donation amounts when requesting products from this catalogue, all of which are designed and made ‘in house’. If you would like to add something extra to the suggested donation amount, may your generosity be rewarded a thousand-fold!

As with all of the FAB ‘Build Your Own’ plans, your donation for downloading these plans goes directly to help the rescued animals in The Llama Sanctuary