Friday 9 May 2014

drop spindle

Over the weekend, my Papa kindly made me a new drop spindle to replace my own crude attempt.  

My spindle is made from odds and ends found around the house: an old wooden knitting needle and the offcuts from my brother's work top. It's low whorl, weighs about 50g and is imperfectly balanced and a little clunky. But oh how I love my new tool! And what fun I had spinning as I walked along the shore, looking for treasures amongst the flotsam and jetsom and trying not to drop my spindle into the water when the waves rushed up to the shore.     

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