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This is our Double maple wood drop spindle kit colorway, "Birch Trees", which we handcraft in our studio in Maine.Free shipping to the US & Canada on all merchandise!There is shipping to Canada on the winder/swift. Not sure which you like?...try them both! It includes 2 spindles one top whorl and one bottom whorl stained in rosewood color. The spindles weigh approximately 1.7 ounces each and are both 12" tall. The kit can be made with 2 top whorls or 2 bottom whorls for sharing with a friend or relative. Please let us know at time of purchase if you want two of the same whorl, otherwise a bottom and a top whorl will be sent.


(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: Two maple wood drop spindles (1 top whorl & 1 bottom whorl), 4 ounces of handpainted roving with brown, charcoal and green accents on a white background (enough to make a large skein or to share). One 1 ounce roll of undyed white for practice. There are 2 illustrated instruction booklets for learning to use both types of whorl 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 take great pride in our work here in Maine and use non-toxic, colorfast dyes and have a smoke free environment.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn to spin your own yarn and you can take it anywhere and spin...share with a friend!

This would make a fabulous gift for your favorite knitter or crochetter )which very well may be yourself!).

We glady combine orders to save on shipping and ship internationally. We do not add handling charges. We only charge what the post office charges for shipping.

Custom orders and wholesale inquiries are always welcome.

Drop Spindle Yarn Double Spinning Kit, Birch Trees With both Top and Bottom Whorl Spindles

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