This wool spinning spindle is perfect for beginners wanting to discover or teach the qualities and technic of traditional yarn making.
Used in Waldorf education, this hand spindle helps children experience how yarn is made of raw wool. It also trains hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills and patience. This is a great education tool for all ages - not just children!
Drop spindles are a traditional tool used in schools, workshops and 1000s of living rooms around the world, either as a step towards self sufficiency or as a hobby. Great for beginners, easy to learn and use - perfect for a first taste of spinning before investing in an expensive spinning wheel.
I've had many grandparents buy a spindle for their grandchildren as a gift, only to come back and buy one for themselves too!
Felters, Knitters, Waldorf families and other wool ehnthusiastics enjoy mastering this hand spinning tool on top of their other skills - something I would recommend everyone who works with wool or yarn, simply to better grasp it's properties.
Our drop spindle is a a "Bottom Whorl Drop Spindle" which means the disc (=whorl) is positioned on the bottom end of the rod/axel. Bottom whorl tend to spin longer and slower than a top whorl spindle.
Made of smooth birch wood, measuring 12 inches long, this simple tool has a good weight for beginner and children spinners or any naturalist who wants to spin their own hand spun, medium to thick yarn and for plying.
A splendidly, inexpensive way to spin your own fiber!
I love receiving my orders from Acorns and Twigs. They feel like little gifts in the mail. Well packaged, good prices, quality materials. Can’t wait to get started crafting!