Drop Spindle Yarn Spinning Basic Kit Available in Either Top or Bottom Whorl

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Maple wood drop spindle kit which we handcraft in our studio in Maine. It has been stained in rosewood color. The spindle weighs approximately 1.7 ounces and is 12" tall. The kit comes in both top or bottom whorl. Please let us know at time of purchase if you want a top whorl kit, otherwise a bottom whorl will be sent. Free shipping to the US & reduced shipping to Canada on all our spindle kits and yarns!

(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 2 ounces of undyed roving. There is an illustrated instruction booklet to get you started 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 combine our other items on ETSY for savings on shipping charges and we do ship internationally.

Average review
Very good instructions. The spindle is of good quality and the roving is so soft and wonderful.
Feb 22, 2016 by Ann Grosjean
Arrived very quickly, and is a beautiful spindle! The included wool was lovely and soft. Looking forward to using this for a long time.
Oct 9, 2015 by Rachel
I love the drop spindle and the roving is great. The only drawback is that the instructions are not the most helpful. I had to look at a lot of videos to really get the hang of spinning.
Aug 30, 2014 by Marjorie Pickard
Mailman seemingly stomped on the box, but it arrived in perfect condition! I can't wait to try it out.
Apr 2, 2014 by Heather
Aug 26, 2013 by A fellow maker

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