Wednesday, 3 March 2010

International Drop spindles

I was asked by a spinner on a forum if I could make a Russian drop spindle. The three without whorls are these and I also did a Thai one as well. I am going to have a look at the different styles and make up some of as many as I can find. Apparently the Russian ones are similar to the spindles used for spinning yarn for Orenberg Lace. Amazing what you learn doing woodturning :smile2:
These are 12" long and made of hawthorn and mahogany. The whorl on the Thai one is fixed. The Russian style are supported in use in a small bowl like the one above.


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