I recently bought a spindle and some roving on e-bay, which I am tres excited about. What arrived is very nice, but the spindle does not, as I expected, have a hook at the top (I thought it was a bottom whorl). After looking a bit online, I thought I had determined it may be a navajo spindle, but now I'm pretty sure it's not long enough for that style.
So I'm confused - without a hook, I don't understand how to keep the spun yarn on the spindle, or even how to start spinning, really. If I try to spin it all just pulls off the top, I think because there is no hook to guide it. Have any of you spun with a spindle like this, and if so, any advice? My other idea was jsut to attach a hook on the top somehow, maybe that would be easiest. Any insight?