posted on Dec, 11 2015 @ 01:59 PM
The spinning wheel is a great thing however there is a type of spindle that is slower than a real spinning wheel but similar technique and I really
enjoyed it, while watching a show or movie, or listening to music. I'll give you several ideas:
navajo spindle, often around 30 dollars.
I started with a dowel, and apple cut roughly 2/3rd shoved on the dowel, with a piece of waxed paper to protect the wool, and it could have a
sharpened end and could even be put in a small pottery bowl on the floor. But mine was just a dowel and it worked. You can do the long draw, and
create any size wool.
Of course a simple hand made fancier one is inexpensive too!
But then you should build her a spinning wheel and a drum carder seriously. I got my plans off of etsy for both, inexpensive and plan on creating my
own version. I'm into using paper mache, and even trying paper crete with cement and paper, maybe some hemp fibres. And experimenting with the
They have DIY builds on youtube but etsy has plans too.
Not overly expensive to make.
I used to spin and now have arthritis and am debating on the DIY electrics available. Used to have a lendrum.
These are under a 100, maid mirriam type spinning wheels, a step up from navajo.
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