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.

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