REMOVABLE WHORLS -WHY??????
Modern spindle sticks have glued-on whorls. They are NOT removable, like those found in ancient times. The modern spindle is very balanced when well finished on the wood lathe as a single, integral object. Perfect balance and long spin is the Modern Holy Grail.
But, what if you could change the whorls? Spindle spinning 'singles' yarn changes significantly with as the weight of the spindle and length of spin change with the increasing build up of stored yarn on the spindle. With a glued-on whorl, the dynamics of weight and spin time cannot be altered.
- CHANGE OF WEIGHT as spinning progresses
- BOTTOM WHORL WEIGHTS VS TOP WHORL WEIGHTS
- DIFFERENT SHAPES for DIFFERENT YARNS
Throughout history, various locations show preferences for different shapes of whorls. The Curious Spinster wonders Why Why Why.