Basic Drop Spindle - Ladybird / Ladybug
A simple wooden drop spindle with a cute ladybird (or ladybug) design on the top. 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 for a long time.
The hand forged hook is made from steel, and the whorl is made from MDF (fibre board); the spindle's shaft is birch. The whorl is notched behind the hook. The spindle and hook have designed with robustness in mind, the spindle should remain balanced even if it acquires some dings from being dropped.
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.