Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Hand spindles

Three different types made today, well four actually LOL

These are two bottom whorl and one top whorl drop spindles, all about the 20 gram mark

 These are replica French hand spindles. They are smaller and highly decorated. Based on one I was shown recently
These are made for someone who had two roman and one medieval lead whorl that she wanted mounted on shafts. The whorls are genuine ones that had been found somewhere.


  1. Great work Pete, I hope you manage to make all othe the ones you mentioned on the craft forum would be good to see the complete set someday.


  2. Blimey Drew do you know how many different types there are LOL. Hundreds. I am going to give it a go though. Don't tell anyone but the research is actually quite interesting .