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Top whorl spindle in Sheoak and Mulga - extra light weight, made to order

This beautiful extra light weight drop spindle style will be a pleasure to use and admire.

The spindle shaft of this heirloom quality item is made in Australian mulga, a reddish-brown acacia that is very hard, light and strong. It takes a good finish. The whorl is made from Lace Sheoak from Western Australia, a reddish orange wood with beautiful lace figure. This wood takes a superb silky smooth finish. The thin whorl is delicately hollowed top and bottom to maximise spin for the weight. Your spindle will be made to order using wood cut from the same block as the one in the photos so it will look very similar without being identical.

The spindle has a handmade sterling silver hook terminal, that has been fine tuned for accurate centreing of the thread. Always pass the wool to the right of the hook. The whorl has a shallow notch on the edge, that is sufficient to locate the thread to the back of the hook and gives a secure hold. It is very quick and easy to re-locate the thread for the next spin. This spindle suits extra light weight spinning.

The spindle is polished with a high shine French polish and a final gloss of carnauba wax adds durability.

This spindle has very good spin for a very light spindle and good balance. Dimensions - whorl diameter approx 32 mm, (1.2 in), spindle length overall including hook - 230 mm, (9.2 in), weight 15 grams (0.5 oz). The shaft/whorl weights are about equal helping to stabilise this spindle.

Shipping is free with any other item.

All my spindles are tested before despatch.