Learn how to use a drop spindle with our collection of hand spinning resources on this pinboard. It features drop spindle tutorials and instructions.
High or Low Whorl? Selecting a Spindle
I think the most fascinating part of a spindle is the whorl. It’s what drew me to drop spindle spinning in the first place. I turned to Abby Franquemont‘s Respect the Spindle and specifically the chapter “Know About Spindles” to learn more. Here’s what Abby had to say about choosing a low or high whorl when choosing a spindle.
A Whorl-less Wonder: The Traditional Scottish Spindle
Spinners know that spindles are addictive. Before you know it, you’re a collector seeking out special spindles with a unique history and purpose, such as the Scottish spindle or dealgan (pronounced jal-a-gen), which lacks a whorl. The traditional Scottish spindle was designed with spinning on-the-go in mind.