Basic Drop Spindle - Checker Board


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A simple wooden drop spindle with a fun checkerboard design on the top, which makes a cool pattern when you spin it.  Designed with beginners in mind, the top-whorl design is well balanced and easy to spin.  The whorl is about 7cm across and the whole spindle weighs approximately 27g.  Although it's light, the wide whorl will enable you to spin almost any thickness of yarn as it spins evenly and not too fast.

The handmade hook is made from silver-plated copper, and the whorl is made from MDF (fibre board); the spindle's shaft is birch.  The whorl is notched behind the hook.

Supplied one of our sturdy cardboard packing tubes, which works well for storing the spindle too.  We'll also include a little bit of wool sliver (20-30g) from our own Ryeland sheep for you to practice with.

Please note this kit comes without printed instructions.  However for beginners and improvers I highly recommend Abby Franquemont's videos on Youtube.  Just search for "Abby Franquemont Introduction to Spinning" to find them.