Repeat and keep repeating. The loops can be any length and loop length can vary within the yarn. You can control colour changes by starting a new loop as the colour in the singles changes, or overlap colour changes to make the transition less sharp. Skein the plied yarn and rinse to remove excess twist. You can also use it with a single colour to make a three ply yarn. Well here it is! The sample of saori weaving from my win in the raffle at Caernarfon Show, in July, on Rosie's Saorimor stall. I used a variety of fibres and even tops.
I was really enthused by it as I could see how I would be able to use a lot of my handspun and fibres stash. My husband must have been impressed as he decided he would buy me a loom for Christmas and my big birthday in At present I am weaving a long scarf for him, then I am going to make something for myself with a multi-coloured silk warp. Saori weaving is catching on as there are now quite a few guild members that do saori weaving! It seems Rosie has suitably inspired many of us.
Each December we enjoy food and socialising as well as some time making a small craft. All before the fibre exchange results! We were delighted to welcome Jill Shepherd to our guild to tutor us for this workshop. We were very grateful to Katie, who was unable to attend, to arrange for Jill to step into her shoes for the day. In all, fourteen of us gathered at Llandygai, drum carders at the ready. Jill was only too happy to recap on how to use a drum carder before getting us started. The first task was to take a piece of a photograph from a magazine and pull out the colours.
We played with these using coloured pencils, noting any changes to each one we through we should make - lighter or darker shades, omitting the colour completely, for example. When we were satisfied with our notes we then went to choose the fibres we would use from the vast array Jill had brought with her. The carding started, followed by spinning and plying a small amount to see if we would like the end result. Jill explained that this is how we would be expected to show our thoughts and plans should we decide to work towards any of the Associations certificates of achievement.
It surprised us just how colours could change between the drum carder and the spun single, between the single and the plied yarn and again between the plied yarn and the knitted sample square. I thought back to Pat W. A break for lunch and then we were encouraged to make our own selection of fibres and see what we could blend with these.
When we had done this, Jill showed us various ways of removing the blended fibre from the drum carder, including using a dizz, something I had at home but had not used successfully before. Thank you Jill! Show and tell allowed us to see what our friends were producing and to hear how they had come to their final piece. It will be interesting to see what the batts are made into. Finally, Jill gave some advice to the felt makers amongst us on how to card for felting, hopefully now being put into good use in readiness for our Christmas activity!
If any one has images of the work this produced from their batts please send it in to be featured in a future newsletter! Again we were invited to attend Motiv8 in Caernarfon, a day for people with mental health issues to come along and see if there is an activity which might inspire them and give them another focus. We set up in the hall at the Sports Centre along with a large and varied number of other groups who had a variety of information and things for people to see and try. We had taken the peg looms as they are easy to set up and easy for people to use.
Our group had a number of examples with then to show the variety of items that could be used, with the emphasis on recycling as an affordable way of using the craft. We had lots of interest in the peg looms and a good number of people trying them out. We also demonstrated a spinning wheel and a table loom: some people also tried weaving on the table loom.
During the event there were various sport activities happening, including wheelchair basketball. With a presentation of trophies at the end by an ex-paralympian who had been invited to spend the day with us. We were treated to a buffet lunch by the organisers.
This was provided by the 'pay as you feel' cafe from Bethesda, whose aim is to provide hot meals from food that otherwise be thrown away as it is close to it's sell by date, or is surplus to requirements. The cafe asks customers to pay what they feel the meal is worth, though no one is excluded because they can't afford to pay. It was a very friendly atmosphere all day and I think I can safely say we had a lovely day. Where am I? Oh yes, Builth Wells in the campervan for Wonderwool Wales. Time to get up, walk the dog and get the shuttle bus 30p a trip, proceeds to Air Ambulance from the camping area up to the show.
As usual, once through the door, my brain was overwhelmed by the array of colour and colourful items on display. Where shall I start, ooh, look at that.. So many people walking about feasting on colour and the variety of things on display. Shetland, Badger face, Alpacas. Only bought a half fleece — and I did have a plan for it. I did want some natural grey fleece for a project, got some and a little absolutely pure black.
I imagined myself coming away with a shapeless blob that only I knew was a seal but under the expert guidance of Jenny Barnett everyone of us made a passable seal. As a tutor Jenny was great, friendly, helpful, encouraging, thoughtful.
We each had a little pack of materials, fleece, sponge, needles, and as a bonus, a tiny chocolate bar and — yes, I was the first to need them - sticking plasters. Two hours went in a flash, needlefelting is easier than I imagined and very forgiving. My seal is watching as I type this, awaiting an adjustment to his flipper. Next day, last time round the stalls and off to the next workshop - Weaving with Sticks. I had thought this would be fiddly and I would lose control of the sticks well, my walking poles are always getting away from me. Wrong again. As part of our 40th year celebrations I thought that it would be nice to recognise some of our members as a way of telling the newer members something that they may not know.
I want to celebrate Pat Denne who is the only member of our Guild who was at the first meeting 40 years ago, and is the only one of the founding members still with us. I suspect that the whole thing was her idea in the first place. She has faithfully come to almost every meeting since, only very unavoidable happenings have ever prevented her from coming.
I believe she has as much enthusiasm now as she had then for spinning, weaving, knitting and creating. And she is so creative, almost every time we meet she has something new and interesting to show us. Her enthusiasm is catching, and she is an inspiration to all of us.
It was through her connections with the university that we found our beautiful meeting room in the botanic gardens which we have had recently to give up, but we did that for very good reasons, with so many new members the Guild had outgrown the space! Pat has also done a lot of work with the countrywide Association of Guilds, including acting as librarian for their book collection for many years, all to promote and encourage new people to exlore the crafts of spinning weaving and dyeing which she loves, I am sure she has done much more but she is often too modest to say.
Thank you Pat D. This was our biennial trip to Llanidloes to meet up with all the other Welsh Guilds. We also put up an excellent display of work done by Guild members. After coffee on arrival, the morning was taken up by looking at all the work displayed and browsing the suppliers stands — with not a little purchasing going on after all we do need to support the suppliers who have brought all these goodies along. There were about 12 stands with a wide range of supplies and equipment. After lunch — and the drawing of the raffle, the talk was held in the Community Centre.
Due to the original speaker having had to cancel at short notice Andrew Johnson, Pembrokeshire Guild, gave a talk on Ecclesiastical Textiles. He also showed examples of banners and altar cloths he had woven and embroidered himself. The busy event ended mid-afternoon in time for the trip home. This month at the guild meeting we had the pleasure of listening to Pat W. It was interesting to hear how it required 8 spinners to facilitate the work of 1 weaver, as well as how the handlooms were used until the end of World War 1. Of course Pat's images included many pictures of the sheep: Scottish black face, Shetland and Hebridian.
With the Scottish black faced sheep providing most of the wool of the tweed industry. The Hebridian sheep have a dark fleece and, as such, the dyeing processes would be different. Achieving the traditional tweed colours happens through a precise dyeing and carding process. For each blend a recipe is used and different colours are weighed to achieve the right blend.
The fleece is then carded through a series of industrial carders to achieve a smoothly blended fleece in the soft colours that we have come to associate with the tweed fabrics. When recounting her travels around the islands Pat also recalled her encounters with individual weavers, mostly male, and the cramped weaving sheds that they work in on a daily basis to produce the woven fabrics. We were all very envious of the views from the shed windows. Definite competition for our local coastlines! All in all it was a talk that inspired us all to think about the potential of weaving and the highly skilled weavers on their islands in the North.
Perhaps there is a guild trip in there somewhere It was really great to see other guilds return and visit while also sharing knowledge and experience with other weavers, spinners and dyers.
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Of course there was a wonderful display of food too! It was so nice to be back there again - it felt like going home! And what a perfect and beautiful day it was. We often get sunshine on dyeing day making the colours on the drying racks glow in the light. We filled the greenhouse with bustle and bubble and distinctly plenty smells. There was room for all of us to have a stove and dyepot each and in such an open and friendly sharing atmosphere we could all dib our yarns and fibres into each others pots. As usual I ended up with a lot of yellows but they were all very different yellows!
My favourite is the hollyhock that Ann H. I also like the soft light yellow that came from the eucalyptus leaves that Pam collected from the grounds although I have noticed some of it is going darker in the daylight already. All my yarns and fibres were wool or silk mordanted in alum. There were a whole heap of other dyes such as wild cherry bark beige alder bark dark gold and violet rosewood chips sort of purpley brown. Then there were some kool aid colours giving vibrant orange and green, and some regulars such as cochineal, madder and logwood.!
Hilary M. All in all a perfect day. We also checked that every part of it had been taken up by various guild members and so nothing had been overlooked. Kate L. I will open the Llangoed Village Hall at 7. I reminded everyone that it is Beaumaris Food Fest that weekend, but I have been assured that all the roads will be open.
Kate also stated that she had ordered the books that we had voted on to buy and add to our Guild Library. Margaret M. Folk reminded to bring their fibre to the dyeing day. Carol A. I felt that we had passed a relaxing and rewarding day together. Mary H. We were asked to be there for 1. We were all ushered into the Lab with our pressies. We were asked first about our gifts — I was not expecting this and had nothing prepared but it was fine - I had put Rhiannon McC. Mary had made a vase with orchids in and she told Nigel all about it — the folk in the live link were shown these items and everything that followed.
Later, we all wandered off outside to the food area for nibbles and drinks to take into the big Marquee, opposite which were musicians in the greenhouse. About 4. By about 6. In July, six members booked an afternoon of Saori weaving with Rosie. We were not required to take anything with us as all is provided. I think we took some biscuits but Rosie provided snacks with the coffee so even that was unnecessary. The work space is very well laid out with six Saori looms plus a large sewing table where bags and other things are made up.
Various interesting samples and tapestries ornament the walls and shelves hold enormous arrays of colourful yarns, some on cones, some in balls and some piled into baskets.
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Everything is sorted into colour ranges. A collection of books is available to look at and to buy. Various garments, bags and smaller items such as key rings are also on sale. I think we had all done weaving before so pressed ahead with enthusiasm but for anyone without experience, the Saori looms are extremely easy to use and Rosie is there to help and advise.
Work can be removed from these cleverly designed looms at any time without disturbing the warp so at the end of the afternoon, Rosie gave us each our piece. You will see from the photos that a variety of work was produced, each one interesting and attractive.
I have mine hanging by my sewing machine and keep thinking of different ways to use it — I just need to make some more so I can carry out all my ideas, if I live long enough! We all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon and found it a worthwhile experience which we have no hesitation in recommending to others.
Making our own group of six the maximum number was good so just get together and find out for yourselves. PS I think several of our group are now saving up for Saori looms!! The 40th Anniversary of the guild was celebrated in June with a big bash in our new location, Llandygai Village Hall.
unifi8.smarthotspots.com/8729-phone-tracker.php It is great to have a new location with more space to facilitate our growing community. Highlights of the day included: Ann B. Below is a gallery of pictures taken by Annie, our guild secretary. On Saturday May 2nd we had a wonderful visit from Olga and friends from the embroiderers guild based in Beaumaris. After a brief introduction and encouragement she set us off on the task of producing some 'couching' samplers. This method is effective in 'trapping' the wool and designing patterns to embellish garments or pieces of work.
Having not done too much embroidery recently it was refreshing to reinvestigate it and 'take a walk' with the needle and thread, as suggested by Olga. Everyone was keen to give it a go and by the end we all had started to create little samplers using different fabrics and stitches. Although I was feeling warn out when I arrived at guild by the end I was lulled in to a quietly productive trance. When arriving home I couldn't really stop and my Saturday night involved more embroidery maybe a bit sad for some, but a delightful reprieve for me!
I am really pleased with what became of my sampler see image on left. I managed to capture a few bits from others and will post other photos from the event as received. An article from the BBC recently discussed how Bolivian women weavers are helping to create hi-tech medical products. Cardiologist Franz Freudenthal has set up a clinic in Bolivia to help children born with heart problems, including hole in the heart. He uses a device called an occlude to seal the hole, but his version is so small and intricate that it is difficult to mass produce. These devices, which look like a miniature top hat, are woven from a single strand of nitinol, a super elastic metal usually used in military industries.
Nitinol can memorise its own shape so it can be folded up inside a catheter and passed through the groin to the hole in the heart where it can be expanded to recover its original shape and block the hole. It remains there and does not need to be changed. Bolivia is one of the poorest countries in South America and lacks the specialist facilities and medical staff to treat children born with heart problems, which can be exacerbated by the high altitude. Dr Freudenthal has earned international praise and awards for his combination of traditional crafts and high technology.
However, it looked not too bad so I finished and pressed it and I attach photo of the result. I did the beginning and other odd bits but some sections were done by quite young children and they did really well. There is no need to stash them away in your closets! Please share them with us and we can work on creating a gallery of work created by guild members for the website from experiments to masterpieces.
In , the mill was set to close but thankfully the Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust was established and the mill continues to work. Seen in the photograph is their part time weaver, Hannah Futcher, busy setting up the loom ready to weave the D-Day silk design she created to commemorate the 6th June and the launching of Operation Overlord by the Allied Troops. The fabric will be used to make bags to sell in the shop. This Georgian Silk Mill is the oldest working silk mill in the UK, still weaving in its original building, and still using some of its original 19th century machinery, including two power looms as well as producing goods for its shop.
She wears a dress of champagne silk and black cotton moire taffeta woven at the mill. One wish I had during our trip to South Africa was to see a weaver bird and its nest. It was the right time of year for them to be nest building, as it was early spring, so I was delighted to find so many of them building their nests in a Service Area when we stopped for coffee. A coach load of Brits and a couple of Canadians all piled off with cameras at the ready. Local people seemed very bemused by this activity on our part but both our guide and driver had seen it all before and were happy to share some information.
It was then that we learned that these birds are not viewed in a favourable light by crop farmers, as these seed feeders cause a lot of damage.
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Weaver birds build some very intricate structures to nest in which are amongst the largest ones to be built by birds. Not bad when you learn they are not that big, being related to finches! Most are yellow, like the ones we watched, but they can be red, brown or black. They begin by wrapping and tying grasses around several branches to form the basis of the construction, and then they weave in and out of these anchor points to form the nest. The entrances are at the bottom, to deter predators, and may even have a tube like extension for extra protection.
The males are the main weavers and nests are often built within a community of like - minded weaver birds. The weaver birds are the only birds recorded to be able to tie knots. As a regular tradition the fibre exchange occurs each autumn and fibres are transformed in to various objects in time for our December meeting. This year the variety and quality of work was no exception. With all participants producing a range of beautiful entries. Top honours this year went to Pat D. Congratulations and thank you to all those who participated.
We came across a Shoe Museum within the confines of a bigger museum, not a huge exhibition but three examples caught my eye. The first was a woven shoe from Russia. These Bast shoes are made primarily from bast, a fibre from the bark of the birch or linden tree. They are a kind of basket weave made to fit the shape of the foot. A contestant must solve the puzzle in order to keep any cash, prizes, or extras accumulated during that round except for the Wild Card, which is kept until the contestant either loses it to Bankrupt or uses it.
Each game also features five toss-up puzzles, which reveal the puzzle one random letter at a time, and award cash to whoever rings in with the right answer. The third through fifth, collectively the "Triple Toss-Up", take place prior to the fourth round. In the Triple Toss-Up round, three consecutive Toss-Up puzzles are played, each having the same category and a common theme.
Contestants may only ring in once for each toss-up puzzle, and no cash is awarded if all three contestants fail to solve the puzzle, or if the last letter is revealed. In this case, the contestant closest to the host goes first. In addition to the toss-ups, each game has a minimum of four rounds, with more played if time permits. Round 2 features two "mystery wedges.
Round 3 is a prize puzzle, which offers a prize usually a trip to the contestant who solves it. Starting with season 31 in , an "Express" wedge is also placed on the wheel in round 3. The Express play ends when the contestant either calls an incorrect letter which has the same effect as landing on a Bankrupt wedge or solves the puzzle. If this spin lands on Lose a Turn or Bankrupt, it is edited from the broadcast and the host spins the wheel again. Vowels do not add or deduct money from the contestants' scores in the speed-up round. The contestant in control calls one letter, and if it appears in the puzzle, the contestant is given three seconds to attempt to solve.
After the speed-up round, the contestant with the highest total winnings wins the game and advances to the bonus round. If a tie for first place occurs after the speed-up round, an additional toss-up puzzle is played between the tied contestants. Since season 35, the winning contestant chooses one of three puzzle categories before the round begins prior to season 35, the category and puzzle were predetermined.
After doing so, the contestant spins a smaller wheel with 24 envelopes to determine the prize. After any instances of those letters are revealed, the contestant has 10 seconds to solve the puzzle. The contestant can offer multiple guesses, as long as the contestant begins the correct answer before time expires. Whether or not the contestant solves the puzzle, the host opens the envelope at the end of the round to reveal the prize at stake. Originally, after winning a round, contestants spent their winnings on prizes that were presented onstage.
At any time during a shopping round, most often if the contestant did not have enough left to buy another prize,  a contestant could choose to put his or her winnings on a gift certificate , or he or she could put the winnings "on account" for use in a later shopping round. However, a contestant lost any money on account by landing on Bankrupt or failing to claim it by not winning subsequent rounds.
Before the introduction of toss-up puzzles at the start of the 18th syndicated season in ,  the contestant at the red arrow always started round 1, with the next contestant clockwise starting each subsequent round. The wheel formerly featured a Free Spin wedge, which automatically awarded a token that the contestant could turn in after a lost turn to keep control of the wheel.
Free Spin was retired, and Free Play introduced, at the start of the 27th syndicated season in To claim the jackpot, a contestant had to land on the wedge, call a correct letter, and solve the puzzle all in the same turn. The network version allowed champions to appear for up to five days originally, which was later reduced to three.
The syndicated version, which originally retired contestants after one episode, adopted the three-day champion rule at the start of the seventh season in The rules allowing returning champions were eliminated permanently beginning with the syndicated episode aired September 21, , and contestants appear only on a single episode, reverting to the pre rules. Before December , the show did not feature a bonus round.
The contestant asked for five consonants and a vowel, and then had fifteen seconds to attempt solving the puzzle. Also, bonus prizes were selected by the contestant at the start of the round. Any prize that was won was taken out of rotation for the rest of the week. Merv Griffin conceived Wheel of Fortune just as the original version of Jeopardy! Griffin decided to create a Hangman -style game after recalling long car trips as a child, on which he and his sister played Hangman.
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At the end of the game, the highest-scoring contestant played a bonus round called the "Shopper's Special" where all the vowels in the puzzle were already there, and the contestant had 30 seconds to call out consonants in the puzzle. Edd Byrnes , an actor from 77 Sunset Strip , served as host for the second and third pilots, both titled Wheel of Fortune. Showcase prizes on these pilots were located behind the puzzle board, and during shopping segments a list of prizes and their price values scrolled on the right of the screen.
By the time production began in December , Woolery was selected to host, the choice being made by Griffin after he reportedly heard Byrnes reciting "A-E-I-O-U" to himself in an effort to remember the vowels. The original host of Wheel of Fortune was Chuck Woolery , who hosted the series from its premiere   until December 25, , save for one week in August when Alex Trebek hosted in his place. Woolery's departure came over a salary dispute with show creator Merv Griffin, and his contract was not renewed. Griffin countered by telling Silverman he would stop production if Sajak was not allowed to become host, and Silverman acquiesced.
Sajak hosted the daytime series until January 9, , when he left to host a late-night talk show for CBS. Rolf Benirschke , a former placekicker in the National Football League , was chosen as his replacement and hosted for a little more than five months. Benirschke's term as host came to an end due to NBC's cancellation of the daytime Wheel after fourteen years, with its final episode airing on June 30, The daytime program continued for a year and a half on CBS, then returned to NBC on January 14, and continued until September 20, when it was cancelled for a second and final time.
Susan Stafford was the original hostess, serving in that role from the premiere until October Stafford was absent for two extended periods, once in after fracturing two vertebrae in her back and once in after an automobile accident. After Stafford left to become a humanitarian worker,  over two hundred applicants signed up for a nationwide search to be her replacement. Sajak and White have starred on the syndicated version continuously as host and hostess, respectively, since it began, except for very limited occasions.
During two weeks in January , Tricia Gist, the girlfriend and future wife of Griffin's son Tony, filled in for White when she and her new husband, restaurateur George San Pietro, were honeymooning. On April 1, , Sajak and Alex Trebek traded jobs for the day. Sajak hosted that day's edition of Jeopardy! Charlie O'Donnell was the program's first and longest tenured announcer. The network decided against the cancellation but O'Donnell decided to honor his commitment and left the series. Kelly was Clark's replacement, starting on the daytime series in August and on the syndicated series when its new season launched a month later.
For the show's twenty-ninth season, which began in , Thornton was chosen to be the new announcer for Wheel , and has been with the show ever since. Wheel of Fortune typically employs a total of in-house production personnel, with 60 to local staff joining them for those episodes that are taped on location. Since , the title of executive producer has been held by Harry Friedman , who had shared his title with Griffin for his first year,  and had earlier served as a producer starting in Afterwards, his co-producer, Nancy Jones, was promoted to sole producer, and served as such until , when Friedman succeeded her.
They were later promoted to supervising producers, with Amanda Stern occupying Griffith's and Schwartz's former position. Various changes have been made to the basic set since the syndicated version's premiere in In , a large video display was added center stage, which was then upgraded in as the show began the transition into high-definition broadcasting.
In the mids, the show began a long-standing tradition of nearly every week coming with its own unique theme. As a result, in addition to its generic design, the set also uses many alternate designs, which are unique to specific weekly sets of themed programs. The most recent set design was conceived by production designer Renee Hoss-Johnson, with later modifications by Jody Vaclav. The first pilot used a vertically mounted wheel which was often difficult to see on-screen.
Originally made mostly of paint and cardboard,  the modern wheel mechanism is framed on a steel tube surrounded with Plexiglas and more than lighting instruments, and is held by a stainless steel shaft with roller bearings. The show's original puzzle board had three rows of 13 manually operated trilons , for a total of 39 spaces. On December 21, , a larger board with 48 trilons in four rows 11, 13, 13 and 11 trilons was adopted.
This board was surrounded by a double-arched border of lights which flashed at the beginning and end of the round. Each trilon had three sides: a green side to represent spaces not used by the puzzle, a blank side to indicate a letter that had not been revealed, and a side with a letter on it. On February 24, , the show introduced a computerized puzzle board composed of 52 touch-activated monitors in four rows 12 on the top and bottom rows, 14 in the middle two. Although not typically seen by viewers, the set also includes a used letter board that shows contestants which letters are remaining in play, a scoreboard that is visible from the contestants' perspective, and a countdown clock.
Alan Thicke composed the show's original theme, which was titled "Big Wheels". In , it was replaced by Griffin's own composition, "Changing Keys",  to allow him to derive royalties from that composition's use on both the network and syndicated versions. Steve Kaplan became music director starting with the premiere of the 15th syndicated season in , and continued to serve as such until he was killed when the Cessna C Golden Eagle he was piloting crashed into a home in Claremont, California , in December In addition to "Changing Keys", Griffin also composed various incidental music cues for the syndicated version which were used for announcements of prizes in the show's early years.
Among them were "Frisco Disco" earlier the closing theme for a revival of Jeopardy! Anyone at least 18 years old has the potential to become a contestant through Wheel of Fortune ' s audition process. Also ineligible to apply as contestants are individuals who have appeared on a different game show within the previous year, three other game shows within the past ten years, or on any version of Wheel of Fortune itself. Throughout the year, the show uses a custom-designed Winnebago recreational vehicle called the "Wheelmobile" to travel across the United States, holding open auditions at various public venues.
Participants are provided with entry forms which are then drawn randomly. Individuals whose names are drawn appear on stage, five at a time, and are interviewed by traveling host Marty Lublin. The group of five then plays a mock version of the speed-up round, and five more names are selected after a puzzle is solved. Everyone who is called onstage receives a themed prize, usually determined by the spin of a miniature wheel. Auditions typically last two days, with three one-hour segments per day.
Alternatively, a participant may submit an audition form with a self-shot video through the show's website to enter an audition. Contestants not appearing on stage at Wheelmobile events have their applications retained and get drawn at random to fill second-level audition vacancies. At the second audition, potential contestants play more mock games featuring a miniature wheel and puzzle board, followed by a puzzle test with some letters revealed. The contestants have five minutes to solve as many puzzles as they can by writing in the correct letters. The people who pass continue the audition, playing more mock games which are followed by interviews.
Lin Bolen , then the head of daytime programming, purchased the show from Griffin to compensate him for canceling the original Jeopardy! The original Wheel aired on NBC, in varying time slots between am and noon, until June 30, Throughout that version's run, episodes were generally 30 minutes in length, except for six weeks of shows aired between December and January which were 60 minutes in length.
NBC announced the cancellation of the show in August , but it stayed on the air following a decision to cut the duration of The David Letterman Show from 90 to 60 minutes. Only nine stations carried the show from its beginning,  but by midseason it was airing on all 50 of the stations that were initially willing to carry it, and by the beginning of the show was available to 99 percent of television households. Soon, Wheel succeeded Family Feud as the highest-rated syndicated show,  and at the beginning of the —85 season, Griffin followed up on the show's success by launching a syndicated revival of Jeopardy!
At this point, Wheel had the highest ratings of any syndicated television series in history,  and at the peak of the show's popularity, over 40 million people were watching five nights per week. The series, along with companion series Jeopardy! The popularity of Wheel of Fortune has led it to become a worldwide franchise , with over forty known adaptations in international markets outside the United States. It was hosted by David Sidoni, with Tanika Ray providing voice and motion capture for a virtual reality hostess named "Cyber Lucy".
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