Resin top-whorl spindle with real purple topshells (Gibbula umbilicalis) embedded in the whorl. The spindle has a cherry wood shaft. The whorl is notched to the back of the hook. Total weight is 36g. This particular spindle whorl was cast in a slightly larger mould than our standard weight spindles, so it's heavier, which means it spins slower and for longer than the standard weight ones. It's perfect for plying work, spinning heavier yarns, or for learning on if you're a beginner. The handmade hook is in a swan-neck style, which balances the yarn properly above the centre of the spindle. Long shaft, so you can fit plenty of yarn on this spindle. Has been test spun to ensure it has good balance.
This spindle is supplied with a robust custom-made shipping container, which also acts as a handy carrying case for later.
The resin used for the whorl contains a UV protectant, however for longest life without yellowing, we recommend that you store your spindle away from direct sunlight.
Whorl diameter is approx 6.5cm.
Shaft length is approx 28cm.
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