This kit includes 4 ounces of domestic blend wool roving and a steampunk medium weight top whorl drop spindle. (weights vary 0.9-1.1 oz (26-31 g) Your choice of color, Mahogany (brown) or Gunstock (orange).
I use this roving on a regular basis, it is what I used when I learned how to spin. I also use in when teaching beginners, as it has a longer staple length (about 4, 4 1/2") and drafts well. It features a hand-turned 3 1/2" diameter whorl made from Baltic birch ply, with a 10" poplar shaft with a dinner bell hook.
I hand turn these with the mass to the rim for better balance and longer spin. well balanced and tested
This unique shape is not just stylish but does what a good drop spindle does...spin. The center cutouts not only makes it lighter it puts the majority of the mass to the rim and that's a good thing. Who doesn't want 20 notches?
I have also created a beginner spinning tutorial to help get you started https://youtu.be/Vy3fiXDmQt0.
Fast shipping, unique design, great quality workmanship. Very much enjoying it. Thank you for the little sheep, so cute! Thanks!
Apr 4, 2018 by CrochetDollsOutfits
Fast shipping. Lovely spindle and fiber. Will order again.
Mar 21, 2018 by mnthartzell
I love using this spindle, and look forward to trying one of his Turkish spindles next! Fast shipping, awesome product!
Mar 10, 2018 by S C
Mar 8, 2018 by rebecca dees
I've been wanting one of these steampunk spindles for ever. Lightweight and balanced