Thursday, 12 July 2007

Spinning help required please!

As always I am mentally several projects ahead of my current WIP - as is the way with most crafters I reckon.

Thanks to my recent purchase of llama fibre, I now need a drop spindle and instructions. I have absolutely no idea about how to do this or what I need, so can anyone help please?

What kind of drop spindle is best for a complete novice?

Have you any recommendations for where to purchase one from?

All advice and ideas gratefully received!

3 comments:

Annette said...

Steph,

I got a drop spindle from the Alpaca Spinner. Have yet to use it so cannot comment on how it is in use.
Annette.

Alison said...

You can get a really nice, basic, very functional drop spindle from http://www.pmwoolcraft.co.uk/ - you can also get really nice, pretty, expensive ones, but I'm here to tell you that the eight quid one works *very* nicely! You can see some of the results I got with one at http://yarninmypocket.typepad.com/yarn_in_my_pocket/2007/05/spindle_spinnin.html

Knittings Nice! said...

Also Fibrecrafts...in Godalming Surrey.