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Peruvian Chac-Chac Spindle for Hand Spinning ~ Low Whorl Spindle in Silver Maple and Sugar Maple .90 oz. (Radiance Collection)

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Made in Mount Carroll, Illinois

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Chac-chacs are super-cool spindles!

-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:

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: .90 oz. / 28g.
Length: 11.5" / 29cm
Whorl Diameter: 2" / 5 cm

Wood: The whorl is turned from Silver Maple, the shaft from Sugar Maple. 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.

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