Drop Spindle Spinning

Various Drop Spindles - They come in so many varied designs and sizes, some are real pieces of artwork.
@Modestah (11188)
United States
May 9, 2007 5:39pm CST
I bought a drop spindle the other day from a local artisan. My daughter is so enamored by the Spinning Wheel, I thought perhaps this would satisfy her until I can save for "the wheel thing". I know of an alpaca farm that I can purchase the roving from. Have you ever used a drop spindle? is it top whorl or bottom? does the position of the whorl make a difference in technique or result?
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
9 May 07
That is so cool. I have used one nor have I ever seen one. I oulw love it if you could post some pictures of it. I would love to see and hear more details on both it and the alpaca farm. I am anxious to read the comments that you recieve in this discussion. This is very interesting to me.
@Modestah (11188)
• United States
9 May 07
I purchased mine at a charity auction - it was donated by www.laffing-horse.com they have pretty decent prices too. I made a separate post regarding the alpacas, thank you for your response.
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• United States
19 Oct 11
i have never used a drop spindle but i would love to be able to use one i am currently looking for somewhere that sells an old fashioned spinning wheel or trying to think of a way for me to make my own spinning wheel i would love to be able to spin my own yarn that i would use to knit with i have goats, sheep, and alpacas so i already have access to the wool source i just need the spinning wheel hopefully i will be able to find one for a good price i would hate to have to spend a fortune on one