Gently Used Drop Spindle by Steve Paulsen
Drop spindles were a very early invention in the history of spinning fiber into yarn. Every civilization discovered has some evidence of spinning on some sort of spindle. Up to the invention of the first spinning wheel in the late 1300's, a spindle was the cutting edge of spinning technology. Today they can be found in a multitude of sizes and designs. We carry inexpensive and sturdy spindles made by Schacht Spindle Company that spin beautifully. They are a great place to start on your spinning adventure. But we also have various other spindles that may catch you eye and your imagination.
Steve Paulsen of SpindleWood Company makes some really nice and definitely interesting spindles. We saw Steve at the Oregon Flock & Fiber some years back and I came away with this spindle. The most unusual thing about it is the square whorl. It is a happy spinning spindle. Both the whorl and the shaft are made of Bubinga wood. The shaft is 8.75" long and the whorl is 1 7/8". It weighs in at 23 grams.
Included with the spindle is a double ended spindle guard with a little sheep charm on it. It protects both the hook at the top and the point at the bottom of the spindle.