homemade drop spindle


on wednesday, my knitting friend shea and i went to a drop spindle spinning class at the cutest local craft store, home ec workshop. here’s what we made:


it’s called a drop spindle and it’s used for spinning wool into yarn. pretty cool, huh?

well, i don’t know if spinning my own yarn is for me [i’m horrible at it] but it’s fun to try new things! we have two more weeks of the class, hopefully i’ll get better. if i get decent enough at it, feel free to call me a regular old spinster.

drop spindles come in all sorts of different shapes and sizes, so we made our own out of a dowel, a hook, two cds, a grommet and some binder clips.

One thought on “homemade drop spindle

  1. That is awesome! I've actually wanted to try spinning my own yarn, but it always looked kind of hard/expensive to try, so I never have. Are you going to post a tutorial so we can all make our own now? 🙂

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