This Beautiful Turkish Drop Spindle created by RileyWoodAndFiberArt is a large and completely handmade from only the finest hard and soft woods from around the world. The cross pieces or "whorl" is Curly Ambrosia Maple and the shaft is hand turned from Curly Maple.
This spindle weighs approximately 26.8 grams. The whorl on this spindle is about 5 inches wide overall and the shaft is roughly 8 1/4 inches long.
Turkish spindles are very fun to spin on. With the idea that you're creating a center pull ball as you are spinning and winding on. Winding on has become an art in itself. These spindles are ideal when using the park and draft method. This includes learning to draft or embellishing or making novelty yarn.
All of the spindles here, unless otherwise noted, are finished with an eco friendly danish oil.
As shown in the last picture I have three with a varying amount of the Curly/Ambrosia figure. Please let me know the one you want in a memo on your receipt and I will keep this updated if one isn’t available. Currently the middle is the only one available.
I am happy to ship internationally.
Please feel free to ask any questions.
Turkish Spindles are very fun to spin fiber on, you create a center pull ball, and if you're a beginner beginner can utilize the park and draft method very easily.