Learn to Spin Kit $30.00 & shipping/handling/insurance
Our Fantastic learn to spin kit gives you very detailed, down to earth, and easy to understand instructions, which provide a great base of knowledge on which to build your spinning technique. The kit includes a sampling off fibers to spin (dyed or natural) and of course a cd drop spindle. (each kit has a min of 3 different fibers, usually a combination of roving, uncarded fibers, and or blends of various fibers like 50/50 mohair wool selection of fibers change depending on availability)
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♥Ala carte` spindles: (Please contact us for available artists, styles, and pricing)♥
Louet top and bottom whirl spindles
we carry an ever changing assortment of artisian handcrafted spindles
These beautifully handcrafted top-whorl spindles made by Steve Kundert are 10.5" long with a stainless steel hook and notch on the whorl.
Weights vary between 1.4 and 1.9 ounces. They come in a variety of woods (mostly a combination of ash, cedar, walnut and cherry) so the
exact look of the spindle you purchase may not match pictures. Additionally, the multi-colored spindles can vary in the placement of the
various pieces of wood on the whorl. You might think of each as a "one of a kind."
New models added regularly current Selection may vary,email for more info
Brass takli and pear style spindles (for fine lace & cotton spinning)
|Spinning was a necessity in colonial America and children learned to
use a drop spindle at a very young age. It is a craft that you can learn
with a minimum of equipment and expense.
|1. Attach a length of yarn to your spindle. Handspun yarn works best. Tie it to the spindle just above the base||1.|
|2. Hook it around the spindle below the base||2.|
|3. Loop it around the top of the spindle about an inch below the tip||3a.|
|4. Start with a small amount of fleece. The fleece can be natural or dyed.||4.|
|5a.||5. Pick apart the strands of the fleece with your fingers until you have a large, fluffy handful.|
|6. Holding the spindle under your right arm, lay the yarn on the spindle over the fleece that you have just prepared||6.|
|7.||7. Hold the yarn and fleece firmly between you left thumb and forefinger.|
|8. Spin the spindle clockwise by pushing with your right thumb and pulling with your right forefinger||8.|
|9.||9. As the spindle spins, the yarn will start to "grab" the fleece and spin it into yarn|
|10. Slowly release small amounts of fleece by pulling with your right hand while releasing pressure with your left hand||10.|
|11. At the same time, keep the spindle spinning (also with your right hand)||11.|
|12. When you have spun as much yarn as you can comfortably reach, unhook the yarn on the top and bottom of the spindle||12.|
|13.||13. Wind the yarn around the base of the spindle and repeat.|
|14. Continue spinning until you have filled the spindle or until you have the amount of yarn that you need||15.Once you have filled the spindle, wind off into a skein and use for knitting, weaving, or any other project.|
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