This is our Double,"Autumn Leaves" maple wood drop spindle kit which we handcraft in our studio in Maine. Not sure which whorl you like?...try them both! It includes 2 balanced spindles one top whorl and one bottom whorl stained in rosewood color. The spindles weigh approximately 1.7 ounces each and are both 12" tall. The kit can be made with 2 top whorls or 2 bottom whorls for sharing with a friend or relative. Please let us know at time of purchase if you want two of the same whorl, otherwise a bottom and a top 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).
The kit includes: Two maple wood drop spindles (1 top whorl & 1 bottom whorl),4 ounces of hand-painted roving with red, and chocolate brown accents on an autumn saffron gold background (enough to make a large skein or to share). One 1 ounce roll of undyed white for practice. There are 2 illustrated instruction booklets for learning to use both types of whorl 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 have a smoke free environment and use non-toxic, colorfast dyes.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn to spin your own yarn and you can take this anywhere and spin! Go green,use real wool, acrylic yarns are made from petroleum products!
This would make a fabulous gift for your favorite knitter or crocheter (which very well may be yourself!).
We gladly combine orders to save on shipping and we do ship internationally.
Really good package for new spinner. The fleece included was more than I expected. This seller did everything right to be sure I was happy with my purchase, including super speedy shipping! Thank you!
Mar 26, 2018 by Pam
I love my drop spindle kit! It arrived quickly and the spindles feel sturdy and look great! I love that she included 1 oz of un-dyed wool for learning and practicing with, as I definitely need it, and the Autumn leaves colorway is gorgeous! My 13 year old son even commented on how soft the wool felt. I'm enjoying learning how to spin with my new drop spindles! I would definitely recommend this and I am very happy with my purchase!
Jan 23, 2018 by Tracy
Thank you so much. So glad I ordered the kit. Just getting started and am enjoying playing with both spindles
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