Tuesday, April 14, 2009

how to decide on a spindle..0.0

With much observation of my spinning ... my bf feels that I should invest in a spindle that spins longer... better .. faster... well you know how guys are about tools.. He said .. since I enjoy spinning so much I should invest in the best tools.. for spinning that is.. I know everyone spins a little differently and prefers different types of spindles. Here are the the spindles I'm going to choose from..First... I like to spin from sock yarns to medium weight yarns.. and I do have 2 spinning wheels so as far as yarn thickness I have that covered. I think I would like a 2 3/4 inch whorl some where from 1.5 oz and down.. I think that will suit the yarn I like to spindle spin. Not having seen or tried any of these spindles I'm not sure which I love the best and at this point I want a spindle that I will love..
1st is the Forrester spindle..
Purpleheart/Birch Whorl, 3"..58.3 grams






















Next is the Golding celtic ring spindle 2 3/4", 1.3 oz. I've seen these in action.. all I can say is nice...

















Third is the Kundert spindle. 3 3/8" and 1.3 to 1.5 oz.. I have seen some finished product from this type of spindle and its gorgeous. If anyone has used any or all of these spindles maybe you could leave a comment and let me know how you like them.













Today is my last day off before a 7 day work week again.. I plan to play in the soft fluffy fibers and relax... I also need to sew in the zipper of "The" sweater.

1 comment:

michelle said...

I don't know about the other two, but I've got a golding (2" tsunami) and it really does spin for ever