Turkish Drop Spindle Mini
This Beautiful Turkish Drop Spindle created by RileyWoodAndFiberArt is a mini and completely handmade from the finest hard and/or soft woods from around the world. The cross pieces or "whorl" is carefully handcrafted from Pau Ferro and the shaft is hand turned from Walnut.
Fun fact. Pau Ferro is often referred to, or mistaken as, Bolivian or Santos Rosewood.
Assembled this Turkish Drop Spindle weighs approximately 8 grams and is suitable for spinning finer yarns. The whorl on this spindle is about 2 1/2 inches and the shaft is just over 3 inches long. This thing is tiny and very lightweight.
Turkish spindles are extremely fun and satisfying to spin with. Creating a center pull ball as you are winding on. Winding on has become an art in itself. If you are familiar with the park and draft method, these spindles are ideal, and great for a beginner for the same reason. Although, I would not suggest this size spindle for a beginner because it is for superfine singles.
Finished with an ecologically friendly, completely safe, and 100% non toxic danish oil.