Sticking a Whorl
Removable Whorls are usually circular and have a hole in the middle. This hole can match your spindle stick taper perfectly or not.
|The spindle with 3 ounce cop, and no whorl.|
|Then I kept rolling to 1 ounce -whorl in place|
|2 ounces (whorl should be in place|
|then 3 ounces (whorl should be in place)|
|How to Hitch a Singles Leader to a Bottom-Weighted Suspended Spindle (Method A.)|
This method is useful for heavy buildup of yarn in cop form. As the spindle gets heavier, you can remove the whorl entirely and wrap the leader below the cop itself. It is best not to half-hitch at the bottom of the whorl to save time. The simple wrap is easier to release each time and can add stability to the yarn wrapping and whorl securing.
On many suspended spindles, it is possible to turn the spindle upside down and use TWO Half-
Hitches to secure the leader and whorl. This only works is enough space is left at the former
top of the spindle to flick or thigh-roll the spindle to make twist. Sometimes the space below the
whorl in bottom-weighted position is too sharply tapered to make this upside transformation