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Old 07-25-2007, 07:02 PM   #1
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What kind/brand spindle do you use?
I have one I bought from Shandeh. I'm thinking of buying another one.

Possibly a top whorl?

which one do you do use or prefer.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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I love my greensleeves bare bones, and bought it from the woolery. And the goldings are just gorgeous http://www.dropspindle.info/.
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:41 PM   #3
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I am dying to get me a Golding! They are so pretty. Apparently they are wonderful spinners as well. Right now I have a Nina spindle from Grafton Fibers
It spins so nicely
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Old 07-25-2007, 07:59 PM   #4
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I don't spin yet (getting there).. is it bad that I want one of these??

http://glasspens.com/glass-spindles.htm
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Old 07-25-2007, 08:18 PM   #5
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I don't spin yet (getting there).. is it bad that I want one of these??

http://glasspens.com/glass-spindles.htm
Hmm...is it a bong or a spindle???

Jk, they are very pretty, however, it would be broken probably before it even entered my house.
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I have two Schacht Hi-Lo spindles that I adore. You can use them as either top- or bottom-whorl, and they come in a variety of weights. And they are only $16...how can you go wrong?

Spunky has 'em...don't look at the fiber though...
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What weight is the best to use? Are they used for different types of fiber?
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I started with the 3 oz., which most people would tell you is bad -- I didn't know any better, though, and it worked out fine for me. I can spin fine on it if I have to, but really it's fab for plying because I can fit so much yarn on it.

If you have to pick one, though, I'd say go for the 2.2
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I started with the 3 oz., which most people would tell you is bad -- I didn't know any better, though, and it worked out fine for me. I can spin fine on it if I have to, but really it's fab for plying because I can fit so much yarn on it.

If you have to pick one, though, I'd say go for the 2.2
I just ordered one this morning!
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:54 AM   #10
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I have a Schacht Hi-Lo spindle also. I love it! I'm glad you decided to go with one.
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