You have a choice of a Notch at the top of the shaft or No Notch. Beginners usually prefer the notch at the top of the shaft to hook the leader and yarn to.
Turkish spindle make excellent beginners spindles because they are well balanced and easy to use. You do not have to have a lot of extras tools as this one will make a ball as you spin and wind on.
You can also use them as support spindles and spin short fibers such as cotton, camel, yak and cashmere's.
This Turkish Spindle weighs just about .75 oz (about 21 grams) and is great for spinning fine lace to sports weight yarns. .
Measures just about 6 1/2 inches.
Arm width is about 3 inches from point to point.
Since they are completely hand made one at a time, no two will ever be the same, each one is unique.
Each Spindle is hand sanded and coated with a non-toxic, chemical free Beeswax, Lavender Oil and Sweet Orange Oil.
Here's what some of our customers are saying:
"Hello!! I received my Turkish spindle from you a couple days ago. I already own a couple, but yours was a size I needed. I was at first impressed with the satin feel of the wood. But I must say this baby spins like crazy! I am use to my spindles having a notch on the top and was worried it may be difficult to spin on a spindle without it. Not so, its as easy for sure- in fact I never noticed that it had no notch or tree. I love its "sputnik" sort of 60's rocket design. Form and function. This is a must have. Donna. "
"If I were you, I would consider a retail price of $40 - $50 on the little spindle you sent me. It has a great balance and spins fast and long - it's really a good spindle. "
"This Turkish Spindle is wonderful. I love how fast it spins and feels balanced. It spins forever! Spinning was so easy - spins like a dream. What a joy to use. The craftsmanship is quite nice - with beautiful rounded edges and feels good in your hands. This handy little spindle packs away easily in a small space and is fabulous to take on trips. Love this spindle!" Thanks again!
Please contact us if you are interested in purchasing one