Peruvian Chac-Chac Spindle for Hand Spinning in American Lacewood and Wild Cherry Prairie Collection (Made to Order)

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Made in Mount Carroll, Illinois

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**This spindle is a Made to Order item. **

Chac-chacs are super-cool spindles!

-Be soothed and mesmerized by the gentle clicking and whirring of the captive ring on the whorl.

-Use the low-whorl chac-chac as a drop spindle by making a half-hitch to secure your yarn, or use it as a support spindle.

-Spin anything from primitive fibers to the most luxurious fibers on the sanded smooth shaft. Original Peruvian spindles have a rough, whittled shaft.

-Show your unique side! Be the only one in your guild – or state, or country – with a Peruvian chac-chac!

Please Note: There is a bit of an art form to getting a good click. The more you use your chac-chac, the more you'll find just the right touch. Also, if using the spindle supported, there will be less noise.
See an authentic Peruvian chac-chac here:

As Abby Franquemont says, they are hard to come by these days. John is excited to start producing them here in the States. And we – the spinners in his family – are thrilled to use them!

While they are not the fastest or longest-spinning spindles, chac-chacs are incredibly fun and ramp up the addictive power of spindle spinning!

Since this spindle is made to order the following specs are approximations:

Weight: 1.15 oz. / 33 g.
Length: 11 1/8" / 28.5 cm
Whorl Diameter: 2.25" / 5.5 cm

Wood: The whorl is turned from American lacewood, the shaft from wild cherry. I've added some decorative burning as well.

Flicking End: The flicking tip of original chac-chacs is not nearly as fine as modern Tibetans. This particular tip is is contoured with a crown end with easier supported spinning in mind.

This spindle, like all of my offerings, is finished with a protective French polish then buffed to a satin sheen with my very own homemade beeswax finish.

I use sustainable hardwoods from Johnson Creek Hardwoods, a local, small, family run mill.

Average review
Beautiful! Very well crafted! Thank you very much!
9 hours ago by interarts
Beautiful spindle and the detail on the whorl and captive rings is awesome.
Jan 14, 2018 by suzhayes1

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