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 Quarter Sawn White Oak and the shaft is hand turned from Walnut.
This spindle weighs approximately 30.8 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. And winding on has become an art in itself. If you are familiar with the park and draft method, these spindles are ideal.
As with most of my spindles it's finished with an eco friendly danish oil.
I am happy to ship internationally please contact me for a price quote.
As you can see in the pictures, the lumber from which these Spindles was made from, was not quite as Quarter Sawn as I’d like them to be, but they turned out great.
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.