All Sizes of Ashford's standard Drop spindles are an easy and inexpensive way to introduce yourself to spinning. This is a great class spindle as they much less costly than really fancy spindles yet actually nicely finished, classy spindles, available in all five sizes. A notch in the whorl helps keep your spun yarn in place. The Student Spindles are not lacquered and are without notches.
Student Spindle: A great and affordable student top whorl spindle with a fixed whorl and screw hook, unfinished and notchless.
Single Spindles top whorl, all sizest:
XS 50mm whorl (2 inches), weighing 1/2 oz.
SM 60mm whorl (2 3/8 inches), weighing 3/4 oz.
MED 70mm whorl (2¾ inches), weighing 1¼ oz.
LG 80mm whorl (3⅛ inches), weighing 1¾ oz.
XL 90mm whorl (3½ inches), weighing 2¾ oz.
Student Spindle: weighs 2.8 oz and measures 3 1/8" across the whorl, unfinished, top whorl.
Ashford's Classic Bottom Whorl Spindle: Lacquered and made to travel, this is their popular bottom whorl spindle with removable whorl and unique wire hook. Comes apart for traveling.
Choose size from drop down box at upper right.
XS, Sm, Med, Lg, XL and Classic Spindles come with 2 oz Free Fiber. Student Spindle comes with 1 ounce of top quality easy-to-learn spinning wool from heritage longwool breeds, such as BFL, Shetland, Cheviot, Polworth, Wensleydale or Gotland top. The white/cream wool is ecru and takes dye very well.
I carry quite a few drop spindle selections in various brands and prices. Just browse through my "Spindles" section.
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