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

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Drop spindle kit, large whorl basic maple wood which we handcraft in our studio in Maine. Free shipping to the US & reduced shipping to Canada on all our kits and yarns! This includes our large size spindle stained in rosewood color. The spindle weighs approximately 2.5 ounces and is 14" tall. The whorl is 3 inches in diameter and 5/8 inches thick. This spindle is for good making bulkier yarns, holds larger amount of spun yarn on the shaft and spins longer due to the momentum created by the heavier weight. Please let us know at time of purchase if you want a top whorl spindle otherwise a bottom 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 one large size maple wood spindle, 4 ounces of undyed roving (enough to make a large skein), an illustrated instruction booklet 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
    The wool is very soft and beautiful , going to start classes soon so I learn how to use the spindle.
    Apr 7, 2015 by vikingkitten0
    Can't wait to try this! Very nice kit and it arrived quickly
    Mar 16, 2015 by Sondra Turner
    Fast shipping and a nice item!
    Oct 24, 2014 by skrymlan
    Mar 22, 2011 by A fellow maker
    It arrived within a week, and is just as described. I can't wait to learn how to spin on my new spindle! :)
    Feb 20, 2011 by A fellow maker

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I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
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Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 3 days of purchase
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:
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  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
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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.
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We want you to be happy with our products. If for any reason you are not happy, we will give a full refund.

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We do accept custom orders and offer wholesale.