Double Drop Spindle Yarn Spinning Kit, Birch Trees With both Top and Bottom Whorl Spindles

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Our double drop spindle kit colorway, "Birch Trees", is handcrafted with maple wood in our studio in Maine. Not sure which you like?...try them both! It includes 2 spindles one top whorl and one bottom whorl stained in rosewood color. The spindles weigh approximately 1.7 ounces each and are both 12" tall. The kit can be made with 2 top whorls or 2 bottom whorls for sharing with a friend or relative. Please let us know at time of purchase if you want two of the same whorl, otherwise a bottom and a top whorl will be sent.
Free shipping to the US & reduced shipping to Canada on all our kits and yarns!

(A bottom whorl has the whorl weight at the bottom of the shaft and spins slower which is good for heavier yarns which need less twist in them. A top whorl has the weight at the top of the shaft and spins faster which is good for thinner yarns and fine fibers such as angora, alpaca, etc. But, you can spin thin yarn & fine fibers on a bottom whorl but you have to spin it harder as well as you can spin heavier yarn on a top whorl but need to spin it slower. Sometimes, new spinners like the faster top whorl because it spins longer and gives more time to pull the fibers into the twist. I personally prefer a bottom whorl because I find it doesn't wobble as much since the weight is on the bottom. Basically, they both spin yarn the same way and it is a matter of preference).

The kit includes: Two maple wood drop spindles (1 top whorl & 1 bottom whorl), 4 ounces of hand-painted roving with brown, charcoal and green accents on a white background (enough to make a large skein or to share). One 1 ounce roll of un-dyed white for practice. There are 2 illustrated instruction booklets for learning to use both types of whorl and a plastic drawstring bag to keep it all in.

Spinning is an ancient craft and we made this spindle kit to pass on the spinning craft to future generations. We take great pride in our work here in Maine and use non-toxic, colorfast dyes and have a smoke free environment.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn to spin your own yarn and you can take it anywhere and spin. This would make a fabulous gift for your favorite knitter or crocheter which very well may be yourself!.

Average review
prompt delivery - product is almost exactly as described. My spindles were to have a folk arr design, but that is missing. The item description is very informative and educational and went a great way in my decision to purchase. Love the fact that practice roving was included, but I think I'll need more than was provided LOL Will purchase again from this vendor
Jan 22, 2017 by grace gquilts
Received quickly and exactly as described. Thank you so much❤️
Feb 18, 2016 by Heather Merlet
Jan 29, 2016 by Laura Richey
Apr 1, 2010 by A fellow maker

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We do accept custom orders and offer wholesale.