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Top or Bottom Whorl Drop Spindle

SKU 18080
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The price of a spinning wheel can be daunting, especially for those who don't know if they'll stick with spinning or not. Drop spindles are fantastic for testing the waters. They are a low cost investment, totally portable, and the perfect introduction for learning the principles of how yarn is made. Spinning natural fiber into yarn is a satisfying, empowering feeling.

This drop spindle has been handcrafted by David Shepherd of Shepherd's Woodworking. It is a well weighted, general purpose spindle, and at 1.25 ounces is a great beginner spindle. This spindle can be made into a top or bottom whorl just by moving the hook form the top to the bottom. This set up gives you the chance to try both a top and a bottom whorl spindle and use what ever style works best for you. A notch in the whorl helps keep your spun yarn in place. Each spindle is test spun for balance.

The length of the spindle is 10.75" and the diameter of the whorl is 2.5". The shaft is made from Poplar, the whorl is made from Baltic Birch, all grown and made in the USA. A sealer coat had been applied to ensure that the spindle is smooth.

Live nearby? Perhaps you'd be interested in the Drop Spindle Class at Alpaca Meadows. Be sure to read Learn How to Spin With a Drop Spindle. Need something to spin? Check out our selection of Roving.

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