Spindle Spinspirations

Spindle Spun Hat
Spindle Spun Hat

I had the pleasure of visiting with one of our Chat and Forum members. Kat Walton is an accomplished spindle spinner and here are some projects that she has spun and knit. These have all been hand spun, on a Turkish drop spindle. Proof that you don’t need expensive equipment to make fabulous things. Kat also demonstrated how she spins on her drop spindle.

The shawl was spun using a drop spindle, and dyed with natural dyes.
The pillow cover is a blend of wool and llama, spun using a drop spindle, and dyed with natural dyes.
The knitted hat is made of spindle spun yarn
The knitted vest has been spindle spun from dog hair. It is delightfully soft and warm, similar in texture to angora rabbit wool. The colour shading is natural.

Spindle Spinning Books
Spinning in the Old Way
A drop spindle and spinning fiber, everything you need to get started with handspinning.
A look at top whorl, bottom whorl and Turkish spindle methods

EBAY Drop Spindles
Drop Spindles US

Drop Spindles UK

Last Updated on May 17, 2021 by Paivi Suomi

By Paivi Suomi

I've had an interest in weaving, looms, yarns and textiles since I was a small child. I learned to knit, crochet, sew, do needlepoint at my mother's knee. My grandmother was a Saami from northern Norway. I am very interested in studying more about traditional Saami and Finnish style weaving and handicrafts. Paivi Suomi