Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Spindle!

I ordered a new handcrafted spindle (steve kundert) and I think you will agree with me that it is a thing of beauty. (This is the 30-9 model; made of maple and cherry wood.)

Most spinners start on a spindle and graduate to a wheel. I thought that the spindle was way too slow when I started spinning 25+ years ago and so I am just getting back to trying one now. The beauty of the wood was a big draw to me and I think making my own might just be in my future, too. I drumcarded this merino/finn/mohair fiber in anticipation of the spindle's arrival. I took to the spindling as if I have been doing it forever. It is still way too slow compared to what you can produce on a wheel in the same amount of time but that isn't the point of handspinning fiber. It is a very relaxing experience and I think this is just the beginning of a wonderful collection of spindles!

3 comments:

  1. I don't have a huge desire to use them, but I would love a collection of them just to look at and touch!!! It's SO pretty!

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  2. I desperately wanted to try a spindle and finally I did - I had to stand up!! ;-(

    I don't want to stand to spin!

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  3. Oh my gosh, Cindy! I am IN LOVE with his spindles! I want one of each (ha!), but I'm really attracted by the cedar ones. Oh...glorious! Now I gotta get me one, durn it!

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