kick spindle spinning

Project Description

What are you most proud of? Practice and enjoy the journey. What advice would you give someone starting this project? I saw someone else's project on a kick spindle - which I had not even heard of- and got one right away. It's easy to use and I can spin longer before winding on. It's sort of the in between stage between spindles and spinning wheels. And I can spin standing up, which I find most comfortable

What you will need

  • Some Knitpicks Bare peruvian wool roving which I dyed with Greener Shades Coral Reef Aqua. So pretty
  • but I didn't rinse so well so my fingers turn blue while I spin!

Q&A with JessicaMaude

Sacia Isabella asked:
what is a kick spindle?
JessicaMaude answered:
sorry it took so long to see this - if you look at the picture, there is a big wooden whorl on the spindle. You leave the spindle in the stand like that and use your foot to spin the whorl - you "kick" it. I love it, and used it so much I need to replace the bearing. I have since bought a double treadle wheel, but I found the kick spindle allowed a nice intermediary between drop and wheel - and not too costly either. you get a nice long spin and can draft longer before winding on - I could walk across the room drafting if I gave it a real good "kick".