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RESERVED for LADYFAILE The "Dervish" - a supported spindle in laminated Oak and Blackheart Teatree - medium weight

This spindle is a stock item and you will receive the one in the photos.

The whorl is made from Blackheart Teatree ( Melaleuca squarrosa) found in wet areas in the southern states of Australia. It is a hard and dense wood making it ideal for this purpose. It is a mid brown and takes a good smooth finish. This particular piece has beautiful dark lace figuring and is from Tasmania. The tree is known as Scented Paperbark - the wood itself has no fragrance. The shape of the whorl resembles the spinning skirt of a Sufi dervish. The support tip has a fine point for long spins.

This new style of support spindle has a tapered shaft and a small whorl at the base. The spindle shaft is made from laminated oak, this is a composite material made from wood veneers laminated and glued together under great pressure with a resin. This sets extremely hard and inert. The material has the added advantage that it is warp-free and dimensionally stable - it will resist warping with humidity changes. This is made by the same process used for Dymondwood but without the deep colour dyes making it look just like natural wood. This is particularly ideal for supported spindles as the material is very hard wearing and the tip will remain sharp for longer than with most woods.

The spindle is finished to a very smooth surface, polished with a french polish and then a final gloss of carnauba wax for a long lasting shine and protection.

Your spindle is checked for quality and spin before despatch and comes with a tip protector and is packed with some Tasmanian Corriedale roving and a signed tag with the woods used listed and date of making.

This spindle style has a fast spin. massive duration and excellent balance due to the low centre of gravity and the placing of the largest whorl diameter as near to the base as is practical. This accentuates the gyroscopic stability making it highly suited to all support spinning styles.

Dimensions - spindle length 235 mm, (9.5 in), weight 42 grams (1.5 oz approx).

RESERVED for LADYFAILE The "Dervish" - a supported spindle in laminated Oak and Blackheart Teatree - medium weight

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