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Materials: Red Cedar, Linseed Oil, Beeswax, Carnauba Wax, Oak
This is a unique single cross-arm spindle dating back to prehistory that is still in use in the Basque region (txoatile), China and other countries.The whorl/ cross arm is turned to a diabolo shape from locally sourced Wild Cherry, the 1 shaped peg/ spindle is hand carved from Hard Maple.The shape of the spindle means there is no need for hitches or hooks, a couple of wraps round the short spindle and the arm of the 1 holds the yarn in place.Three stock weights available 1oz, 1.25oz & 1.5oz / 28g, 35g & 42gWeights and sizes may vary slightly, depending on the individual tree used, it's growing conditions and the density of the wood etc.Additional whorls available here https://www.etsy.com/listing/1447880211/basque-spindle-whorl-only-basque-spindleIf you'd like a larger or smaller whorl please message me.Each one is hand made in the US, and will vary from the photographs shown.To view one in action see Spinning Shadows Fiber Arts review here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeGa7IifVNE
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This is an amazing little spindle. Learning to wind it will take some practice. I’ve had it 10 minutes and I’m spinning on it already. Love it. ❤️
Kathy Hollibaugh 10 Jun, 2022
As a new spinner I loved this very travel sized easy to learn cute and beautiful txoatile Spindle. I have spun in the car, in a tower, on a beach, in the house, nursing a baby, in a museum, with a great aunt, my aunt, my cousin, and my kids. Ive done silk wool blends and wool. It holds at least 91 yrds bc i just measured that on the smaller bone. Im def buying a dealgan next!! 5/5 stars for communication, shipping, and love this shop!
Annie Roo 01 Sep, 2023
What a great little spindle! I bought for a spinning evolution workshop, but it’s so balanced and so easy to tuck in a pocket that I’m carrying it everywhere. It does amazingly fine yarn, but I like to leave a little texture. Well made, prompt service, great price, beautiful, and a little history to boot - all the stars! Thank you, Teresa
Teresa Beck 17 Sep, 2022
Wow! Love at first spin. What I learned: 1) I am not ready to spin fine yarn on this. 2) While I can Almost wrap it for a plying ball, I sometimes goof up. Better to do it at home for now. 3) I really wish the shaft were longer. I could spin it more easily if there were more sticking out below the whorl! All in all, this is a really neat spindle, and I understand why it has been around for thousands of years!
Mindy Albright 20 Aug, 2022
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