How to use a Drop Spindle

Project Description

What inspired your spinning project? Online Photo or Website Name of website or photo How to use a Drop Spindle Link to website or photo www.flickr.com/photos/zedster01/sets/72157623335404369/ What are you most proud of? Making my own drop spindles What advice would you give someone starting this project? Be patient, you will get wonky, thick and thin, irregular yarn at first, but this yarn has great character.

What you will need

  • Drop spindle (can be made from dowel
  • cd and cup hook) wool tops/roving
  • commercial yarn

Q&A with Felt by Zed

Margaret Ralph asked:
Most interesting.Certainly worth trying something different
Felt by Zed answered:
Thanks :)
blondiesbulldog asked:
I'm ready to go out to my hubby's shop & gather materials to make a spindle. I always wanted to do this. Spin....lol
Felt by Zed answered:
I hope you have fun :)
Toolie Sue asked:
I can't get my class to play
Felt by Zed answered:
Sorry, after Craftsy messed around and dropped felting as a category, I got disheartened about coming here. I didn't realise they'd messed up the info on the Projects too. I can't even see where to add the link info back in.
ronisdolphin asked:
not sure if I will make my own or buy one once upon a time I had really nice one I even carded my own wool. I now have a long haired Javanese cat I brush him 4 to 5 times a day keeps the fur from the floor but I have managed to accumulate quite a bit and think I am going to give it a spin.. pun intended.. lol its like I real fine silky cotton
Felt by Zed answered:
My friend knows someone who spins cat and dog hair, I've never seen any myself, but apparently dog hair is good to felt with too :)