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Turkish Spindle-Medium- Tamarin

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Spindle weight 1.3 ounces
Shaft length 6-1/4 inches
Whorl width 4 inches

The shaft is made of natural woods this one is called Bocote.
The whorl is also a natural wood called Tamarin.

The wood used in these spindles are all natural they have not been dyed or colored in any way.

I take very accurate photos please click on them to make them larger so you can see the colors in the wood. We do not use fillers of any kind in the woods. We only sand and wax the woods. The spindle you see in these photos is the spindle you will receive, it is already finished and ready to be shipped. We ship all orders the day after we receive them unless it comes in on a weekend (Saturday or Sunday) and then we ship promptly on Monday morning.

Lay a ruler in front of you and look at the length of the shaft when placing a order. If you are just learing to spin on a spindle ...PLEASE do not order a tiny spindle. The tiny spindle is for a more experienced spinner and we do not want you to be discouraged when learning to spin. A medium with a heavy weight is best or a large is better for a person just learning to spin

I spin cotton, silk, and many wool blends on my tiny spindles depending on the weight. The lighter weight tiny spindles are best suited for silks and silk blends. The Medium weight spindles can be used for spinning silks, silk blends, cottons and wool fibers. The heavier spindles are good for plying and make a excellent first spindle for beginners. With practice and experience you can spin just about anything on any weight spindle.

A good general guild line is as follows:
0.4 oz.-0.8 oz. will spin a fine lace to finger weight yarn.
0.9-1.4 will spin fingering to sports weight yarn.
1.5-2.0 will spin a sport up to bulky yarn as well as make a good plying spindle.

Turkish spindle make good beginners spindles because they are well balanced and easy to use. You do not have to have a lot of extras tools as this one will make a ball as you spin and wind on.

You can also use them as support spindles and spin short fibers such as cotton, camel, yak and cashmere's. I use handcarders and make rolags to spin my short fibers unsupported or supported. I do this on a medium spindle with a weight of 0.9 up to 1.4 ounces.

Have you ever spun a really cool single yarn and left it that way because you couldn't find anything to ply with it? You can spin a really fine single thread on this little spindle and then ply it with that really cool yarn......spin some glitz or silk and add some luster and pizazz to it.

I include instructions for spinning on a Turkish spindle as well as a sampling of fiber to play with when the spindle arrives

Turkish Spindle-Medium- Tamarin

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