Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Choices, Choices, Choices


So my fellow spinsters, who has spun cotton before?? I so blythely stated last night that I was going to spin 8oz of cotton and all I needed was a proper spindle. Well, I didn't realize what I was in for. Who thought finding the right spindle would be sooo damn hard?!

Do I go with a Tahkli (support spindle), Akha, or Featherweight?? Or, do I throw caution to the wind & get one of these babies?

Any ideas??

1 comment:

Jan said...

I have yet to afford spinning. But I did have a number of friends who spun cotton. Most of them used simple homemade spindle made from a round bead with a dowl rod in it, and a disc (one fancy but most were flat wooden discs) that was on the rod a bit above the bead. The friend whom I watched the most would rest her spindle in a small wooden salad bowl.

Hope this is helpful, or atleast not totally stupid.