All sort of crafts and SCA projects, and sometimes dinner. it is a true goulash of things to do and eat.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Spinning thread on home made drop spindles
These are two of the drop spindles I have made for spinning thread and Floss. I used a bead for one, the other is a the pewter one I cast as site tokens I used chop sticks for the shafts of both. and I just carved the sticks to fir nicely on the one with the pewter whorl I carved a notch at the top of the shaft. The beaded one is a top whorl the pewter one is a bottom whorl. top whorls were used over most of the world, the top whorl was African and middle eastern as well as Asian. most people spinning thread use a supported spin cup, I do not. I think with long wool that I don't have any problems with my thread breaking.