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« on: August 15, 2006 08:14:00 AM »

 My b/f bought a kit for me while we were in the yarn store. It came with hand dye merino rovings and a painted bottom whorl spindle.. the roving's are soo soft and beautiful. The spindle is lovely.. but it is sticky to the touch due to the paint. The paint causes the fiber to stick to the spindle. We try to sand it off until it was less sticky. So, I tried spinning it and it didnt work.. Is the top whorl spindle better because of the little hook? Huh
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2006 05:23:58 PM »

I prefer my top whorl drop spindle, however my bottom whorl spindle does have a hook on it too.  It's all a matter of comfort I guess.  I have 1 bottom whorl spindle, and 3 top whorls, and will probably buy at least 2 more top whorls.
It's sucky that the glue is messing with you.  Where did you get the spindle.  Can it be returned.  A good spindle makes all the difference.


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« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2006 06:02:56 PM »

I agree with the fact that it's rather crappy that the paint is messed up. I have both top and bottom whorls myself and depending on what I spin decides which I use. But I think it might just be personal preferance. I myself have a hard time spinning merino on a spindle but I am used to spinning coopworth or BFL which I can spin quicker for whatever reason. But, I surely think that you should have a non-sticky spindle when you are trying to learn something new. It is already a bit aggrivating when you first start out so any other snaffoos suck. Hope you can either make that one work better for you or get a different one. Lots of Luck to you...
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006 05:38:23 AM »

Thanks guys, no I cant return it. But I am keeping it for sentimental values Smiley. I got a new top whorl spindle off ebay. I hope that one is better >.<
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« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2006 06:56:33 PM »

Sticky due to the paint?  I'd try using a furniture oil/polish on it to see if you can remove some of the stickiness.

As for top vs bottom whorl, I use either depending on which of my spindles works best for what I'm doing.

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