Dealgan / Fearsaid | Drop Spindle | Hand Turned | Ash

Dealgan / Fearsaid | Drop Spindle | Hand Turned | Ash

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  • Materials: Wood

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Our interpretation of a traditional Scottish Dealgan, or Fearsaid (Drop Spindle).

A dealgan (farsadh) is a drop spindle for hand spinning yarn that was traditionally used in the Western Isles of Scotland (and some parts of Canada). Dealgan and farsadh loosely mean "spindle" in Gaelic.

The yarn is wound around the shaft to form the cop like on a nostepinne, giving the added benefit of ending up with a centre pull ball.

Length: 23cm (9")
Diameter at Base: 3.1cm (1 1/4")
Weight: 40g (1.2oz) Approx - will vary

Hand turned in Ash as standard and finished in beeswax. If you'd prefer it in a different wood just convo us and we'll see what we can do.

The weight will vary slightly from piece to piece and will also depend on the type of wood used, such is the nature of wood.

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This Dealgan form is based on the findings of Lois Swales (of Missingspindle). Lois has conducted a huge amount of research in to these fascinating whorl-less spindles, and continues to do so.

Detailed Discussions and directions on using "ancient style" spindles are found on her blog:

http://missingspindle.blogspot.com

And don't Forget to Check out her YouTube Channel Videos: Especially the new ones: Spin like you're Scottish and Ply like you're Scottish, which discuss these Gaelic spindles in particular:

https://youtu.be/uFacsFA18Z0?list=PLjUCUOUGq_WC-sv2N_qfIhpJDi8LbR-9U

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Made to order. Please allow 3-5 days from ordering before dispatch.

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Gerald Lenavitt Jul 19, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Just what I expected. Really a nice product and absolutely gorgeous.!!! Spins better than the small one. The choice cherry wood and the finish are superb. Nice product Neil!! Started spinning with it in the first 30 minutes of arrival. What a beautiful demo tool to show folks! Jerry

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Kevin McNaughton Jul 2, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Tha mo fearsaid gle mhath! It is just like my nan's one from my island childhood. A lovely piece of work. The wood is very attractive too.

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Marcia D. Smith May 3, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I was surprised at how light the spindle was, but it works and is different from all my other spindles. Not a criticism! I like it very much. It was nicely packaged and speedily delivered. Thank you. Marcia aka Topsy

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Seraphima Cyranek Jul 27, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Hello Neil ! The Dealgans arrived in excellent time and condition. They are beautifully made and I am so happy to share these with other grateful spinners. They are very special fiber tools . A great purchase from a great seller. Thank you very much and all the best.

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