22 May, 2009

Spindolyn Supported Spindle

After a few days of different spinning wheel models, I thought a spindle would be a good change of pace.

This is a Spindolyn, a supported spindle suited to fine, short fibres such as cotton. When the spindle rod is placed in the cylinder and the spindle is spun, very little tension is placed on the fibre. This Spindolyn belongs to Carol in our guild.

Speaking of cotton, another guild member told me that last fall, she gleaned cotton from the side of a field. So, I might have a line on going out and gathering some local fibre. Not crazy about the defoliant spray on the plants, but would take precautions.

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