A crystal-clear resin top-whorl spindle with a sprig of real lichen in the whorl (actually Evernia prunastri, which is a common species in the woods on our smallholding). The spindle has a birch wood shaft, which is 23cm long. The resin whorl is notched to the back of the hook. Total weight is 32g. The handmade silver-plated hook is in a swan-neck style, which balances the yarn properly above the centre of the 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 flowers and leaves set in resin will inevitably fade over time. Some think this adds a pretty 'vintage' look to the design. To delay the onset of fading, we recommend that you store your spindle away from direct sunlight.
Please note - the fibre in the photo is for demonstration only, it's not included in the sale.
Whorl diameter is approx 5.5cm.
Shaft length is approx 23cm.