I made a spindle.. and it spins great !

Filed under: FO,spinning — July 22, 2011 @ 10:03 am

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I have plans to start local workshops teaching people how to spin yarn on a spindle. On top of finding a place to do that, I also wondered how to allow people to leave with a spindle (not so easy to find in local shops… )

Yesterday night I experimented and made a spindle with Fimo. My very first spindle (there will be lots more I’m sure) is all but perfect with unbalanced uneven thickness around shaft and it has a bent nail instead of the hook (couldn’t fit it in, and no patience to wait for a more competent person)

Yet, you know what ? It spins perfectly !!!!!! About as efficient as my Ashford student spindle, it spins effortlessly and for a really long time. I had always wanted to try a square spindle too, and am not disapointed. So very pretty.

Now that I know it’s totally worth it, I’ll pay extra attention next time to make them nearly-perfect. Look-out, we’re going to make spindles !!

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