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« on: July 13, 2010 02:00:07 PM »

My dad made me a Russian support spindle with a matching bowl to go with it.  I'm finally getting the drafting down, it's a bit different from suspended spindling, which gives you two hands to draft with, with support spindles you do it with one hand.  I learned on some crappy merino, but I broke out some lush Alpaca.  It's drafting pretty easy and spinning up beautifully and I'm having a lot of fun with the support spindle, may have to get another  Cheesy




ETA: after posting realized I didn't post with the matching bowl.  The bowl in the picture is a small ceramic $.50 thrift store find lol.
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2010 03:54:44 PM »

It's so cool when family and friends care about your spinning! People think it's cool that I do it but I think in general they don't really care at all or think I'm crazy. I think your dad is a keeper.  Grin

I'll have to watch a video on Russian support spindles. Hope I can find one on Youtube or something.

I'm loving the yarn. It's all shiny. That's the alpaca right? I love spinning alpaca. I've only gotten to do a little bit. I've been coveting the fiber I got from the DFW Fiberfest last year. I bought 6 ounces of white from the nicest couple and I cleaned it. It was dark and dingy but so soft when I bought it. I got my advice from Cyndi aka MLF on how to clean it. It is SO white and gorgeous and fluffy now. I can't bear to spin it just yet. lol
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2010 04:26:22 PM »

Ahh this is the video where it all clicked with me.  I could see what she was doing.  She makes Russian and French support spindles too, under the name gripping yarn spindles, you should see them, they are to die for. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Pb6uhGYhU&feature=player_embedded
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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2010 04:46:32 PM »

I agree that yarn does look fantastic! I have always wonder how a supported spindle works, so I am definitely going to take a look at that video!!
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That is just awesome.
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011 08:44:28 PM »

I know this is an older post but I wanted to thank you for my latest spinning obsession, also for cluing me into a type of spindle my significant other is actually interested in!
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