September 23, 2010

Crafty Friday 9/24 - What do you do with a Drop Spindle?

We talk a lot about spinning around here and you may have heard about drop spindles. Have you ever wondered what they were?

A drop spindle is an easy, inexpensive way to start spinning yarn. It works by adding twist to your fibers (wool, alpaca, cotton, etc.). Adding twist to your fibers is what holds them together to make yarn.

Here is a great video that shows how-to use a spindle. This was the first video I found that really helped explain to me what I was doing. (This is not me, just a video I found that was helpful).

If you are interested in trying to spin on a drop spindle, we have spinning kits available in our Etsy shop.

These kits contain a handmade spindle (made by the hubby), 8 pages of instructions and 2 oz. of fiber ready to spin. Currently we have alpaca kits listed, but we do have some wool (dyed pink, blue or purple) kits that haven't made it on there yet.

This is really fun for the whole family. Kids love spinning too!

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  1. I have a friend who spins this way. She really loves it and her yarn is beautiful!!

  2. I have a friend who sells her yarn that she spins with a drop spindle on Etsy- she is totally addicted. Cool! I foudn you through Green Friday Follow- I am now a follower ; )

  3. I am a new follower!! Would love for you to check out my blog and do the same!!



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