Beginner's Drop Spindle Kit - Blue
A kit for new and learning spinners. Contains one of our handmade basic drop spindles (a top whorl one with a hand forged stainless steel hook), which has 'spin' and 'ply' directions marked on the whorl. Also contains 50g each of two easy to spin fibres: Coloured Ryeland sliver from our own sheep (really easy for beginners to spin) and 50g of another randomly chosen easy-to-spin wool which might be BFL, Corriedale, Merino or Shetland or English Wool Blend. Also included is a loop of yarn, which is useful to loop over the spindle hook and practice twirling.
The spindle weighs around 27-30g, which is a good weight for medium weight yarns, and for the finer yarns that you might want to spin when you're more advanced. It has a large flat whorl which spins smoothly and evenly, so the spindle is perfect for beginner spinners to learn on. I've designed the whole spindle to be robust enough to withstand a beginner's inevitable drops to the floor; the stainless steel hook is really strong, and the wooden whorl will remain balanced even if it acquires some dings from being dropped.
Comes packed in a neat cotton drawstring bag, which is perfect for carrying your spinning project around with you.
This kit comes without instructions. However, if you want a really good book about learning to spindle spin, I highly recommend Abby Franquemont's 'Respect the Spindle'. I usually have some of these in stock - if you don't see a listing, please ask!