Drop spindle yarn spinning kit is beautifully handcrafted from maple wood . We stain the spindle with rosewood and clear coat it. The spindle is 12 inches tall, 2 1/2 inches in diameter and weighs about 1.7 ounces. All of our spindle kits are available in both top and bottom whorl. If you would like a top whorl kit, please contact us at time of purchase, otherwise a bottom whorl kit will be sent.
(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).
This colorway is called "Apples N Plums" and the kit includes a total of 4 ounces of corriedale roving, one roll handpainted with apple red, red plum and evergreen on a creamy white background, one roll of solid earthy red and one roll of undyed white for practice. There is an illustrated instruction booklet to get you started and a plastic drawstring bag to keep it all in. Everything is included in our kit to to start spinning you own yarn!
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 crochetter )which very well may be yourself!).
We gladly combine our other items on Etsy for savings on shipping charges and we do ship internationally.
We ship within 1-3 business days after payment is received.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
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Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
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The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
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