-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!
See an authentic Peruvian chac-chac here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqZiaftXpcE
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!
Features of the spindle in this listing:
Weight: 1 oz. / 28g. Length: 11" / 27.5cm Whorl Diameter: 2" / 5 cm
Wood: The whorl is turned from Silver Maple, the shaft from laminated Silver Maple with a stainless steel ball bearing tip for a sustained spin and durability when you want to use the chac-chac supported. I had fun adding some color to the whorl and the shaft with wood dyes, making this spindle a stunning eye catcher!
Flicking End: The flicking tip of original chac-chacs is not nearly as fine as modern Tibetans, usually ending with a slight taper at about the width of a size 10 knitting needle. This particular tip has a gentle contour.
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.