Learn to spin your own yarn! This kit contains everything you need:
- wooden drop spindle
- 150g of fibre, 50 g each from 3 different British sheep breeds - Swaledale, Blue Faced Leicester and Shetland
- starter yarn
- simple project bag, hand-printed with ball of yarn image
- an 8 page leaflet explaining how to spin, illustrated with colour photos.
The kit comes attractively presented in a cardboard box, ideal as a gift for any crafty friends or for yourself.
Drop spindles are a great introduction to the wonderful world of handspinning as they are affordable and highly portable. This kit contains everything you need to get started. I include a selection of different British fleece fibres so you can see - and feel - how they are different but I keep them in complementary colours so you can use them all together in your end project, your very first handspun project!
The instruction booklet will show you how to prepare and spin your fibre to make your own yarn, either as a single yarn or a plied yarn.
I also include a simple project bag to keep your drop spindle, fibre and instructions in so you can take it anywhere with you. In keeping with my firm belief in using recycled materials, I make these project bags from ex-Navy (unused!) waste bags. I print the bags with a simple lino-cut print of a ball of yarn and use random lengths of ribbon as drawstring ties.
A perfect beginner’s kit. The spindle is easy to use and the included instructions are detailed and pedagogical. Caroline included a lovely handwritten card. She later also offered to answer questions on Instagram. Thoroughly positive experience. Would buy again.
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I aim to post orders within 1-2 days and I always send a confirmation note to let you know that it has been posted.
Your item should arrive within a couple of days of posting but please allow up to 15 working days as I can't report an item as missing with Royal Mail until then. If it remains missing after this time I will do my best to replace your order or will offer you a refund.
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
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.
Additional return information
Items are sold as seen so please read the item description carefully and check the photos to make sure it's what you are looking for! I want you to be really happy with your purchase so I take care to write as detailed a description as I can and to take photos that accurately reflect the item. If you have any queries on any item, please do ask - I'm always happy to advise or even send additional photos if necessary.
If you are unhappy with your purchase, I will accept returns within 14 days but postage will be at the buyers expense, unless the item is faulty. I would recommend returns using a signed-for postal service for your piece of mind.
Packaging: please note that I do use recycled packaging wherever possible.