This is a Beautiful Turkish Drop Spindle created by RileyWoodAndFiberArt is a medium and handmade from the finest hard and soft woods from around the world. The cross pieces or "whorl" are handmade from Teak and the shaft is hand turned from Maple. Turkish spindles are very fun to spin on. With the idea that you create a center pull ball as you are spinning. And winding on has become an art in itself. This spindle weighs approx. 13.2 grams and is suitable for spinning finer yarns. The whorl on this spindle is about four inches and the shaft is just over five inches long. As with most of my spindles it's finished with an eco friendly danish oil. You will receive the spindle pictured! I am happy to ship internationally please contact me for a price quote.
I bought this spindle because I didn't have any spindles made from Teak wood and I liked the idea of adding a Teak spindle to my collection. I was also attracted by the different colors in the wood which give it a more interesting look than a solid color wood. I spin my Turkish spindles as supported spindles and this spindle is suited to that way of spinning because it is well balanced.