Thursday, June 25, 2009

This One Can Really Fly

Here's another drop spindle from Rob. I think I've started something!He took my suggestion of using a chopstick as a spindle and he's turned the whorl out of some plastic. The exciting thing is that he's shaped a beautiful little hook out of the bamboo itself, so it should be airline friendly. He brought it along for refinement. We moved the position of the whorl down a little, opened up the hook a little more and added a groove on the whorl to hold the yarn in position. It's a surprisingly sweet little spindle to use: very light and it does want to keep spinning--which after all is the essential thing. It's a much truer spindle than my original "flying spindle" made from a button. Watch this space for more exciting instalments.

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