This beautiful drop spindle was made by Donna of Handy Woodcrafts and it’s all mine!
As I’ve become more interested in knitting I’ve also become intrigued by how yarn is made and (being me) I wanted to try to make some. Luckily for me I knew Drew & Donna the couple behind Handy Woodcrafts and they were expanding their business to include pieces for other makers.
When I first got the fleece I had fun with my long suffering cat!
However with the help of a lesson in drop spinning from Ashley at Make It Glasgow I soon started to spin. The trick I believe is not to think about it too much but to try to keep an even spin going.
The drop spindle has been used for centuries by most cultures to and there are different styles of spindle…maybe something for me to explore at a later date.
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