Continue turning the spindle but barber pole the yarn up the shaft towards the top. Mar 16 2015 Lets make a Navajo drop spindle and make some plarn.
Go to a craft shop that sells wooden products and buy a wooden car wheel about 2-3 inches in diameter this will be the whorl part of the spindle.
How to make a drop spindle. Twirl the hand spindle drop spindle in a clockwise direction. Make a hole in the direct center of the whorl that is the same size as the shaft you intend to use. I use a 564.
To make you own drop spindle. Turn the spindle clockwise a couple of times to wind the leader around the base of the shaft. Though making a spindle is easy matching the weight of a homemade spindle to your fiber can be tricky.
Are you wanting to learn to drop spindle or spin yarn in general and finding it challenging. Cut the Chopstick to Length. This is called your leader.
Holding the end of the leader. On one end of the dowel rod find the center and mark it. Now drill a small hole in the center of the shaft in the end at the top.
Sand the ends of the dowel so they are smooth and have no burrs. Apr 24 2020 Assembling your drop spindles All thats left is to push and twist the pointy end of the shaft dowel rod through the hole in the whorl wheel. Im spinning angora fiber that we harvested from our own angora rabbits which requires an extremely light drop spindle.
Fidget spinner Top whorl drop spindle – Duration. Tie a knot at the top of the spindle where an indentation is. I got mine from an art supply store for 189.
May 11 2018 Sandpaper. Heres some tips Ive picked up along the way. Feb 08 2008 Steps 1.
This is know as a low-whorl or bottom-whorl spindle. May 03 2020 Both of my homemade drop spindles pictured here are just shy of 1 oz. More on the weight of your drop spindle here.
A two ounce block of oven bake polymer clay. Feb 11 2019 Take a two-foot piece of yarn and tie it around the shaft above the whorl. For a bottom whirl drop spindle place the wheel an inch and a half from the bottom of the dowel.
Slide the wooden wheel onto the dowel. The directions also include links to youtube videos for the park and draft method of drop. Jan 29 2021 You can make a drop spindle using wooden toy car wheels and a dowel polymer clay or even a pair of old CDs.
Make an Awesome Drop Spindle Step 1. You can make a simple spindle using recycled compact disks a grommet a small eye hook and a dowel. Snyder Spindles 9356 views.
After you have the dowel rod cut push it into the center hole of your whorl wheel allowing about 1 to 1 12 inch to stick out the bottom. The wheel has already been drilled with a hole in the exact center which will keep the spindle from wobbling when it spins. You want the shaft of the spindle to be snug in the hole of the whorl.
For a top whirl spindle place the wheel two or three inches from the top of the dowel. Spin the spindle clockwise by rolling the spindle in a clockwise motion along your leg or by spinning it like a top with your fingers. You can also use two CDs in place of the wheel.
What You Will Need. Tie a two and a half foot long piece of yarn right above the edge of the whorl the disc at the bottom. To start spinning on a drop spindle we recommend beginning with the park and draft method this way you can focus on each step of the spinning process.
A drop spindle w leader string attached 1 oz each of 2 beautiful colors of domestic wool 2 oz total perfect for spinning and an easy to follow instruction sheet. I wanted a slightly more compact spindle than I typically use so I.