Dealgan / Fearsaid | Drop Spindle | Hand Turned | Pear

Sold by NiddyNoddyUK
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Preparation takes 3-5 business days
Arrives from United Kingdom
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Made in Rhyl, United Kingdom

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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: 22.8cm (9")
Diameter at Base: 3.1cm (1 1/4")
Weight: 35 - 45g (1.2 - 1.5oz)

Hand turned in Pear and finished in beeswax.

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:

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:


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Average review
A work of art and great to spin with! As a added bonus, it came pillowed in carded Lleyn fibre. Thank you!
May 10, 2018 by Andy
Love this! Such beautiful wood, and finish is impeccably smooth! Happy repeat customer—thanks!
May 4, 2018 by sallyeggert
Beautiful, silky smooth, well-balanced spindle. Seller advised that there might be weather delays, but it arrived swiftly in spite of anything else. Niddy Noddy makes Great spindles - I cannot recommend him highly enough. Price is good, quality excellent. Thank you again for such a wonderful 'toy'!
Apr 3, 2018 by triciachantal
Smoothly turning spindle with endearing design.
Mar 13, 2018 by Ingrid Hanke
Beautiful looking and weighted spindle. A pleasure to use. Thank you.
Nov 8, 2017 by Sonyagal

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