For creating yarn out of raw fiber (like wool or silk), drop spindles like this have been used since before man could write. There is currently a resurgence of the craft, which is music to my heart. I have been spinning for many years, and am happy to share the tradition with others. All my spindles are tested for balance and spin before they are shipped out. In making these, I try to use only natural materials - wood, stone, shell and the like.
STYLE: bottom whorl, no hook SPINDLE: Bamboo with solid black finish WHORL: Heavy tiger eye donut, with lighter goldstone donut on top DIMENSIONS: overall length 9 inches whorl width 2.5 inches WEIGHT: 2.5 ounces CREATIVE NUMBER: MS-154
This drop spindle works best as a bottom whorl, where the fiber flicks off the top, such as in Russian spindling. The tiger eye has beautiful grain on both sides, top and bottom. On the lower side of the setup is a goldstone donut. Placing it beneath the tiger eye was done to balance the spin, and to allow as much possible fiber to pile up on the spindle before emptying.
This is a heavy-weight spindle. It will handle most wools quite well, especially those with a heavy crimp (lots of kink). Don't expect laceweight product from this! It will give you wonderful chunky yarns and for plying.
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