Deer Trace Farm

Deer Trace Farm

Spinners and weavers of fine yarns that are hand dyed
with a shimmer of colors and may include exotic fibers

Spindles, Wheels, Looms

quill spinning wheelFor much of Carole's own spinning, she uses a pedal-operated Quill Spinning Wheel she and Gary adapted from an old traditional design, adding innovations that include jet ball bearings and a stainless steel spindle that Gary keeps in shape with trips to his shop below.

peacock loomCarole has tiny spinners made of mahogany shafts. She fits the shafts into pre-Columbian tiny clay pots that farmers find in their fields in Bolivia and Peru then sell to Carole's friend for her Nashville import shop, Scarlet Begonia. Carole uses those spinners, supported by a miniature bowl to spin embroidery thread.

blue yarn






Note: Text was drawn from an article in The Huntsville Times, 6/21/04, by Kay Campbell, but material was updated.