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Dec/ 2,  2018 "Tracy" spindles

We have moved to a new farm and I am currently working on a new Spindle Workshop.

Hand Spindle production will begin again later this spring.  We will be attending several wool festivals this year so look for me


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........These production spindles are made of a very, very durable multi-laminated Baltic Birch. Cutting out the images creates "spokes" within the whorl, and this concentrates the weight around the outer edge, giving you a long lasting spin, with a lower overall weight.

Finished with several coats of polyurethane, bottom whorl spindles feature a tapered stem that is topped with a sturdy hook and a brass reinforced bottom tip to limit stem damage when the spindle is dropped.  Top whorl spindles have a stainless steel hook and a precisely cut whorl notch as well as a brass reinforced stem bottom.


High whorl hand spindleReinforced tip

High whorl model and picture of metal reinforced spindle tip.

........Comets and Hearts are available in finished weights from 0.4 all the way up to 2.4 ounces

"Ultra light" is 0.4 to 0.5 ounces (Ultra light Comets can go down to 10 or 11 grams)
"Very light" is 0.6 to 0.8 ounce
"Star light" Comets are 0.9 to 1.1 ounce
"Lighter" is 1.2 to 1.3 ounce
"Normal" is 1.4 to 1.6 ounce
"Stout" is 1.7 to 1.9 ounce
"Heavy" is 2.0 to 2.2
"Extra Heavy" is 2.2 to 2.4 ounce.

Low whorl spindles weigh roughly 0.1 ounce more than Top whorl spindles because of the extra weight of the longer stem.

Top whorl models "normally" have a 8 1/2 to 9 inch stem.
Bottom whorl models "normally" have a 11 1/2 to 12 inch stem.

Lighter spindles will have a slightly shorter stem and heavier spindles will have a slightly longer stem.  You can request a custom length of stem.

Whorl diameter will depend on the weight and can run from 3.2 inches up to 3.7 inches.

Now available.... StarLite CometsStarlite Comets. at an ounce or less.

You can special order a 7 inch stem on either the "Comets" or "Hearts" top whorl models.

All "Production" spindles are priced at $25.00 each
(Plus one Priority mail   for up to 5 spindles,
production or fancy, mix or match)


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for quantities and availability and ordering instructions.

Subject line: Spindles

We will (gladly) accept checks, money orders, and bank checks, (all payable in U.S. Dollars) for all purchases.   We will only accept "Paypal" to pay for purchases of less than $10.00. 

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