A quality, well-balanced top whorl drop spindle from Ashford of New Zealand, available in two sizes, for spinning anywhere. Ashford's spindles have strong spring wire hooks bent to help keep your yarn from arcing out of the hook and are lightly finished with lacquer. For beginners we recommend the Large size and no heavier. You get more rotations or spin with the heavier weight and this allows you more time to learn the technique of drafting the fiber before the spindle slows down.
With a top whorl spindle the whorl or wheel is at the top with the long shaft below which not only assists in balancing the spindle but allows for rolling the spindle down the thigh for maximum propulsion and high speed spinning.
Top Whorl or Bottom Whorl? We offer both. With a top whorl, as the yarn is made you'll wind it just under the whorl. If it is a large amount of yarn it can affect the balance of the spindle. With a bottom whorl spindle you can build up a sizeable amount of yarn but give up the faster propulsion.
Weight: Small - 1.3 oz., Large - 2.75 oz.
Whorl Size: Small - 70mm, Large - 90mm
Instructions NOT included.