Double Drop Spindle Basic Spinning Kit With Both Top and Bottom Whorls

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Double Basic maple wood drop spindle kit which we handcraft in our studio in Maine. Free shipping to the US & reduced shipping to Canada on all our kits and yarns! 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.

(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 is a basic kit for those who want to give spinning a try with less financial investment. The kit includes 4 ounces of undyed roving (enough to make a large skein or to share). 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. We have a smoke free environment and use non-toxic, colorfast dyes.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn to spin your own yarn and there is plenty of roving to make enough yarn for a hat, scarf, or mittens depending on how thin you spin your yarn. You can take this anywhere and spin!

This would make a fabulous gift for your favorite knitter or crochetter (which very well may be yourself!).

We gladly ship internationally.

Average review
Love it!! The spindles are very nice, and I love how quickly they arrived. Would highly recommend this shop after the wonderful experience.
Dec 16, 2017 by davidmsgt
Very nice quality! Looking forward to really learning the fine art of spinning wool.
Dec 5, 2017 by Amy
great for beginners who are not quite sure which type of spindle to start with. shipped immediately and response to messages was very quick, polite and informative.
Jun 7, 2016 by mlady1
This is the second order I've made from mainewoodsyarn and I love the spindles I get! For a spinning beginner they get the job done, and instructions are included to start spinning right away. Will definitely order again if I ever need more spindles.
Aug 17, 2015 by visionarysky
Thank you! It arrived today! Can't wait to get started! :)
Feb 11, 2015 by Amber Brenner

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