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Now that I am enjoying my spindles as well as the wheel, I decided I wanted a turkish spindle. They are rim weighted, so they spin slower, but forever. And, since they have no hook they are sturdy enough to throw in the bag and go... I hope.
This is my my brand new Ist spindle, made of Brazillian Kingwood and so beautiful. I just want to hold it and stroke it and carry it around with me.

It's not teeny tiny, weighs in at 23 grams and will, I hope, be perfect for sock wool.

My first project on it will be to fractal spin some slightly felted wool I dyed for socks.

Here it is all prepared for spinning. (The colours are super bright, but don't look quite like this).

I have started, just to play, but am going to finish the yarn for my mothers shawl before I dedicate myself to this little beauty.


  1. Gosh it looks so big in your first photo, compared to when you're holding it. It does look gorgeous though… one more week…

  2. I just don't understand spindles, one day can you show me how it all works?

  3. Katie I can show you on Monday, I pretty much always have a spindle with me :)

  4. I've never seen a Turkish spindle being used, looking forward to a demo.


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