This Beautiful Turkish Drop Spindle created by RileyWoodAndFiberArt is a petite and completely handmade from only the finest hard and soft woods from around the world. The cross pieces or "whorl" is Chechen and the shaft is hand turned from Ambrosia Maple. The spindle clearly shows the demarcation between hardwood and Sapwood. This spindle weighs approximately 9.6 grams and is suitable for spinning finer yarns. The whorl on this spindle is about 2 1/2 inches and the shaft is just over 3 inches long. As with most of my spindles it's finished with an eco friendly danish oil.
You will receive the spindle pictured.
Turkish spindles are very fun to spin on. With the idea that you’re creating a center pull ball as you are spinning and winding on. And winding on has become an art in itself. Also, if you are familiar with the park and draft method, these spindles are ideal. I am happy to ship internationally please contact me for a price quote if not already listed.