Dealgan / Fearsaid | Drop Spindle | Hand Turned | Ash

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$36.51
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$36.51
+ $9.51 shipping
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom
Returns and exchanges accepted
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Handmade
Made in Rhyl, United Kingdom

Item details

Please Note: This is a made to order item.

Our interpretation of a traditional Scottish Dealgan, or Fearsaid (Drop Spindle).

A dealgan (farsadh) is a drop spindle for hand spinning yarn that was traditionally used in the Western Isles of Scotland (and some parts of Canada). Dealgan and farsadh loosely mean "spindle" in Gaelic.

The yarn is wound around the shaft to form the cop like on a nostepinne, giving the added benefit of ending up with a centre pull ball.

Length: 23cm (9")
Diameter at Base: 3.1cm (1 1/4")
Weight: 40g (1.2oz) Approx - will vary

Hand turned in Ash as standard and finished in beeswax. If you'd prefer it in a different wood just convo us and we'll see what we can do.

The weight will vary slightly from piece to piece and will also depend on the type of wood used, such is the nature of wood.

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This Dealgan form is based on the findings of Lois Swales (of Missingspindle). Lois has conducted a huge amount of research in to these fascinating whorl-less spindles, and continues to do so.

Detailed Discussions and directions on using "ancient style" spindles are found on her blog:

http://missingspindle.blogspot.com

And don't Forget to Check out her YouTube Channel Videos: Especially the new ones: Spin like you're Scottish and Ply like you're Scottish, which discuss these Gaelic spindles in particular:

https://youtu.be/uFacsFA18Z0?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U

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Made to order. Please allow 3-5 days from ordering before dispatch.



Reviews
Average review
(16)
Beautifully made and carefully shipped
Apr 11, 2018 by ronlfos
I now have a new favorite spindle
Feb 5, 2018 by Brigitte
I love my new dealgan! It has a lovely weight to it, and feels great to use. Apart from that, it is a beautiful piece of art. I like the traditional look of it.
Jun 18, 2017 by Annie Carr
I was surprised at how light the spindle was, but it works and is different from all my other spindles. Not a criticism! I like it very much. It was nicely packaged and speedily delivered. Thank you. Marcia aka Topsy
May 3, 2017 by Marcia D. Smith
Exactly as pictured, and arrived really fast--thank you!
Sep 7, 2016 by sallyeggert

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