Hand painted drop spindle

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I have been spinning yarn for over fifteen yarns and love to spin on both a wheel and a drop spindle. They are an ideal way to see if you like spinning before committing to a wheel and they are fun to use and very portable.

This spindle is about 35g in weight and is a top whorl, the whorl is wide enough to get a large amount of single ply underneath and it can ply yarn easily.

As usual I have to put my own twist on to the equipment I use and each of my spindles has been base painted with a chalk paint. I have then painted by hand a little quirky part of my life. We keep bees and have lots of lavender in the garden. In summertime it is a garden filled with the sound of happy bees amongst the lovely smelling lavender. On this spindle I have painted sprigs of lavender with the bees buzzing between flowers. The edge of the spindle whorl I painted more happy bees. I have finished the painting with a few coats of high gloss varnish.

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Reviews (1)


Thank you so much for sending my first drop spindle. I cannot say how much I love it and have only taken this long to write a review as I have been a bit addicted to teaching myself to spin with it since it arrived! I bought it as I am studying a textiles module and need to make yarns so this was not only perfect for that but wonderfully pretty too. I can't say my yarns are as refined as the spindle but I am delighted with the results I have been getting from day 1. The packaging was as gorgeous as the spindle itself and it was like receiving a present. The inclusion of not only instructions on how to use it but some wool to spin too was an unexpected bonus and lovely to learn with. Thanks again, I cannot recommend this shop enough :)

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