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(A bottom whorl has the whorl weight at the bottom of the shaft and spins slower which is good for heavier yarns which need less twist in them. A top whorl has the weight at the top of the shaft and spins faster which is good for thinner yarns and fine fibers such as angora, alpaca, etc. But, you can spin thin yarn & fine fibers on a bottom whorl but you have to spin it harder as well as you can spin heavier yarn on a top whorl but need to spin it slower. Sometimes, new spinners like the faster top whorl because it spins longer and gives more time to pull the fibers into the twist. I personally prefer a bottom whorl because I find it doesn't wobble as much since the weight is on the bottom. Basically,they both spin yarn the same way and it is a matter of preference).
The kit includes: 1 large handpainted drop spindle,4 ounces of handpainted roving with purple,and blue accents on a turquoise background(enough to make a large skein). One 1 ounce roll of undyed white for practice. There is an illustrated instruction booklet and a plastic drawstring bag to keep it all in.
Spinning is an ancient craft and we made this spindle kit to pass on the spinning craft to future generations. We have a smoke free environment and use non-toxic, colorfast dyes.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn to spin your own yarn and you can take this anywhere and spin! Go green,use real wool, acrylic yarns are made from petroleum products!
This would make a fabulous gift for your favorite knitter or crochetter(which very well may be yourself!).
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