Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Drop Spindle

I made this high-whorl drop spindle about a year ago after learning how to use one on a college trip to Yosemite. A drop spindle is used for spinning yarn. While it is a bit slower than a spinning wheel, the drop spindle is easy to transport, cheaper to buy (Or make yourself!) and doesn't needs it's own corner in your living room.

Learn how to use a drop spindle!

I used an oak dowel, a cup hook and a closet rod mounting kit that had a pre-drilled wooden disk in it. I sanded it smooth, and rubbed it with wax paper to make it even smoother. It cost less than $5 to make. Bon appetit!