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Last summer, we visited my sisters-in-law in Florida. As my husband and I were falling asleep on the futon in their livingroom, I felt something skitter across my bare legs. I turned on the light, searching around for a cute little lizzard with tiny cold feet. I don't know if you can even imagine the horror I felt when an enormous palmetto bug stared back at me from the space between the futon frame and cushion. (don't Google "palmetto bug," if you don't already know, you don't want to) All these months later, I still wish with all my heart it had been a cute little lizzard. Like this one.

Whorl: aspen, 3.5 inches, hand-painted in teal, fuchsia, tangerine, black, with a touch of pale yellow
Shaft: natural hard wood with coordinating detailing
Total Weight: .79 oz/22 gms
Total Length (including hook): 11 inches/28 cms, 9.25" below whorl

Fine Details: I cut my whorls from actual boards, using a drill press with a hole saw--these are NOT craft store blanks! Each is then carefully shaped and sanded to a smooth, snag-free finish prior to further decoration. I use tiny, brass eye screws (opened, adjusted and tweaked for the best spin for each individual spindle) rather than bulky cup hooks. Once complete, each spindle is sealed with several coats of premium satin polyurethane, hand-rubbed with fine steel wool between coats. Each spindle is signed, dated and the weight added in fine print on the bottom of the whorl.

This spins like a dream! The light weight makes it perfect for those slippery and/or short staple luxury fibers. Wonderful for spinning lace and fingering weights.

An awesome choice for the beginner (much better than those clunky student spindles) or the collector.

drop spindle, Lizzie, .79 oz top whorl


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  • Materials: aspen, brass, paint, polyurethane
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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