Vendor: PineCraft, Inc
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Drop Spindle


An interchangeable Turkish spindle! This drop spindle can be used as a high or low whorl spindle, so it is perfect for new spinners who want to try out different spinning methods. To start spinning, attach your yarn or leader to the top of the spindle with a half hitch loop. As you wind your yarn around the arms of your Turkish spindle, you create a center pull ball! In order to ply your yarn, just take both ends of your center pull ball, and spin them in the opposite direction.

This spindle weighs 35 grams, which is a versatile medium weight spindle that can be used for both spinning singles and plying your yarn. Item No. 80700

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2 out of 5 stars

It's large, and I like that it's convertible. But I'm going to have to sand it all down before I can use it. It looks like it was cut and never sanded. Splinters off the edges and rough on the underside. I wouldn't recommend it

5 out of 5 stars

I am very happy with the spindle. It was unfinished but very smooth and ready to use with or with adding a finish. The fit was tight and the whorl spun evenly and felt balanced in my hand. The spindle itself seemed thin but that's probably because I was using a homemade 1/2" dowel for my first spindle. The spindle itself came nicely shrink wrapped and then was well packaged to keep it safe from damage. If you've priced Turkish spindles then you know this is an excellent buy! There's no way your going to find anyone else who's going to put out this nice a product, pkg and ship it to you for $15. I wouldn't do it :). Don't hesitate to grab one of these little beauties while you can. You wont be sorry.

2 out of 5 stars

I bought one spindle and it is fine. Bought a 2nd spindle to carry with me in my knitting bag, and it broke with my 2nd use while my yarn was on it. My bag was cushioned with yarn and the spindle should have been stronger than that in my opinion. Knit Picks wouldn't allow me to return it either.

5 out of 5 stars

I have reviewed this once before, so this is really a hint for others who might purchase this item. It comes unfinished, so I rounded the edges with sandpaper and applied 5 coats of paste wax, buffing after each coat. It brought out the grain and gave it a velvety gloss. So not only is it the sweetest little spindle I have ever used (and I've used many), but it is beautiful as well and well worth a little effort considering the price of most Turkish spindles. Love it.

5 out of 5 stars

Love, love, love this spindle. I did shorten it by 1 1/2 inches, however, because I like a short spindle. Love the way it becomes a center-pull ball. Am spinning silk this is perfect as my wheel will not spin slow enough. Highly recommend it. I did put a bit of scotch tape on the shaft to tighten the whorl so it doesn't spin on itself.

4 out of 5 stars

I love it but I had to sand all the edges as it was rough and some splinters were coming off

4 out of 5 stars

Pros: It's the only top-whorl Turkish-style spindle out there that I'm aware of! The very thin spindle is actually more suited to that style of spinning, as it's very small in diameter, which gives good momentum if you're rolling it along your thigh. Winding on over the arms in the standard Turkish "under one over two" gives you a center pull ball when you're done! Cons: It comes unfinished and you may need to put a little yarn around the spindle underneath the arms to prevent them from slipping around until you get a good amount of spun yarn wound on.

1 out of 5 stars

They really should stop selling this. It's not a very good spindle and if it's the first one you try it discourages you when it's the spindle that is sub-par. I found that adding some invisible table to the shaft at the junction where it would be joined with the arms helps to secure it without the wobble and helps it spin better but, frankly you shouldn't have to do that.