This kit includes 4 ounces of domestic blend wool roving and a steampunk medium weight top whorl drop spindle. (weights vary 0.9-1.1 oz (26-31 g) Your choice of color, Mahogany (brown) or Gunstock (orange).
I use this roving on a regular basis, it is what I used when I learned how to spin. I also use in when teaching beginners, as it has a longer staple length (about 4, 4 1/2") and drafts well.
It features a hand-turned 3 1/2" diameter whorl made from Baltic birch ply, with a 10" poplar shaft with a dinner bell hook.
I hand turn these with the mass to the rim for better balance and longer spin.
well balanced and tested
This unique shape is not just stylish but does what a good drop spindle does...spin.
The center cutouts not only makes it lighter it puts the majority of the mass to the rim and that's a good thing. Who doesn't want 20 notches?
I have also created a beginner spinning tutorial to help get you started https://youtu.be/Vy3fiXDmQt0.
3-5 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Dec 17, 2018
I received this order within 3 days. It looks very sturdy & the wool top weighs 4 oz.
Dec 14, 2018
Lovely spindle with fluffy roving that I cannot wait to spin. Shipped a day earlier than expected so I didn't need to wait through the weekend for it to arrive at my office! :)
Dec 12, 2018
Super fast shipping and beautiful spindle! Will be an awesome Christmas gift for my good friend. :)
Dec 1, 2018
This spindle is lovely and easy to use, even for a beginner like me. It makes such a difference to have a beautifully-crafted tool like this to work with, especially when it's not much more expensive than unfinished "beginner" spindles. Here is what I spun from the starter roving that came with the kit!
Sep 18, 2018
This is a fun spindle. Well balanced. Spins long and fast. Love it.