A drop spindle is the perfect traveling companion. As I write this, I’m getting ready to travel to Tinkuy, an international gathering of weavers in Peru. My packing list grows longer by the minute: rain ponchos, audiobooks, hand sanitizer. Speaking with Maggie Casey today, she reminded me, “Don’t forget to pack a drop spindle.” I […]

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Have you tried spinning on a kick spindle (or kick wheel)? In the Spin Off Fall 2016 issue, Carolyn Rivello introduces us to these versatile and portable wheels. They’re easier to use than you might think. When seeing a kick wheel for the first time, everyone asks, “What do you call that?” The second question […]

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How to Pick the Right Spindle for the Job

It’s no secret—spindles seduce many a spinner. Spindles are the potato chips of the spinning world: you can’t have just one. But don’t judge a spindle by the exotic wood alone! In the Spin Off Spring 2017 article “The Right Spindle for the Job,” Connie Kephart shares her tips for how to pick the right […]

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