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Topic: Are you really a spindle?  (Read 1533 times)
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« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2011 03:23:46 AM »

Yep, it's a hookless bottom whorl spindle!

I like bottom whorls that way - can't stand a hook because it gets in the way of my fingers (a hook is almost always necessary with top whorls though) and don't need a notch or groove, but that's a personal preference thing. All you need to do different from a spindle with a hook is to make a half-hitch to attach the yarn.

To see how to use this kind of a spindle, Abby Franquemont has a great video on YouTube: spinning on a bottom whorl spindle (basically any stick can be a spindle, especially a stick with a weight on it Cheesy ) She's also got a lot of other good spinning videos, which are done mostly with top whorls but the same principle applies with bottom whorls.

« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011 04:25:46 AM »

Thanks Wandering, sorry for the late reply. Been out of the country for a bit and see your post now.
Will look into it.

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