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Special Spindolyns From Cady May's Corner Woodshop

Gainesboro, Tennessee · 330 Sales

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Special Spindolyns From Cady May's Corner Woodshop

Gainesboro, Tennessee 330 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars
(176)

Announcement   From the inventor of the spindolyn, Custom and Fancy Spindolyns hand turned of native woods, in various shapes and sizes for your yarn spinning comfort.
You can find updates, background and more photos at Cady May's Corner on Facebook.
If my shop is empty, I am out in my woodshop, turning wood as fast as I can : )

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Last updated on Dec 7, 2016

From the inventor of the spindolyn, Custom and Fancy Spindolyns hand turned of native woods, in various shapes and sizes for your yarn spinning comfort.
You can find updates, background and more photos at Cady May's Corner on Facebook.
If my shop is empty, I am out in my woodshop, turning wood as fast as I can : )

Catherine Goodwin

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Catherine Goodwin

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5 out of 5 stars
(176)
Jeni Bylsma

Jeni Bylsma on Feb 12, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

I cannot praise these incredible spindles enough! You can spin anywhere with them, and they are an absolute joy to use! Thankyou so much for this lovely addition to my collection! :)

Ama Yaga

Ama Yaga on Feb 1, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Des fuseaux jumeaux pour une belle amitié. Un projet merveilleux et un plaisir au filage !!

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Jeni Bylsma

Jeni Bylsma on Jan 18, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is my 2nd Spindolyn and it definitely won't be my last! Guess that now makes me a collector? These spindles are absolutely the "bees knees". I am having so much fun with mine! They can go anywhere and spin anything I throw at them. Thankyou so much. :)

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Monkey is holding on to the new spindolyns while I photograph the others that have just been posted in my etsy store

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Art Deco styled Cherry Convertable Spindolyn
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Cady May's Corner, a place for special spindolyns..

I often get asked how in the world I came up with the idea for a "quill" supported hand spindle and the other knitting and fiber tools that I have invented..andthe short answer would be that I am obsessed : )

But the longer answer is that I constantly experiment and play with tools and materials; wood, yarn, fleece, vines. I like to see if there is more than one way to put something together or to make it work.
It is from that drive that the spindolyn came about. I was trying to make the most portable and comfortable hand spindle for me to have for the odd moments on our busy farm that I could squeeze in a bit of rest..and a time for sitting and spinning, no matter where I was; at the barn, watching the children swim in the pond, wherever.
A drop spindle is a wondrous thing, but really does work best when standing. A supported spindle is nice, too, but if you have to throw it down quickly to go chase after a mischievous child or goat, it just doesn't stand on its own waiting for you to get back to it like this little self supported spindle does.
After many attempt and experiments to meet all my requirements, the spindolyn idea was born, and it turned into not only a great lounging spinner, but a wonderful, stress free way for beginners to learn to spin, and an ideal spindle for those with limited mobility.
My spinning invention has gone through many changes and improvements over the years (many years, the children are grown now!)
With each passing year, I have improved my woodworking skills, added new tools, new woods and new designs. And I am still learning, still experimenting and still spinning.
Spinning one's own yarn is an ever expanding experience for me, and sharing the fun with those who enjoy their spindles is extra gratifying.

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  • Catherine (Cady May) Goodwin

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I am spinner, knitter, shepherd and woodworker, and the inventor of the Spindolyn™ I love working with tools and fiber and enjoy sharing my excitement with fellow fiber enthusiasts.

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