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Project by Serradura posted 10-14-2014 08:04 AM 1259 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

How great it is when the things you make find their way to customers. In this case, 10 sets of wool spiners (for wool spinning by hand). The round ones are a European style, the crossed ones are originally from Turkey. I’ve made them as a set. They go from the little woodworkshop in Portugal to the North of Cumbria (Aspatria) in the UK.

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com





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stefang

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#1 posted 10-14-2014 09:59 AM

Beautiful spinners. I hope these get into the hands of some youngsters. They will be amazed at being able to make their own yarn with such a simple tool. I always think that it is wonderful to learn basic things in this world where we buy everything and most often we haven’t a clue as to how they are are made.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Serradura

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#2 posted 10-14-2014 11:22 AM



Beautiful spinners. I hope these get into the hands of some youngsters. They will be amazed at being able to make their own yarn with such a simple tool. I always think that it is wonderful to learn basic things in this world where we buy everything and most often we haven t a clue as to how they are are made.

- stefang


The spinners are going to a lady who teaches the trade Stefang, and yes, most of them are younger people who want to make their own clothes etc. from scratch…

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com

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fiddlebanshee

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#3 posted 10-14-2014 12:11 PM

Beautiful. How long are the spindles on the turkish ones? If they are meant to be supported in a bowl on the floor, they seem short to me, but maybe I’m not remembering correctly. I’ve never used these before, but I have spun with the traditional spindle. Nice work!

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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Serradura

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#4 posted 10-14-2014 12:30 PM



Beautiful. How long are the spindles on the turkish ones? If they are meant to be supported in a bowl on the floor, they seem short to me, but maybe I m not remembering correctly. I ve never used these before, but I have spun with the traditional spindle. Nice work!

- fiddlebanshee


You wrap the wool around the spindle, when you have a big bowl take out the spindle it self, than the thin part of the cross and after that the thick part. It leaves you with a nice bowl of wool, and you don’t have to wind it again…

here's a video how to...

-- Não só Serradura, Tomar, Portugal http://www.notjustsawdust.com

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fiddlebanshee

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#5 posted 10-14-2014 12:37 PM

Ok, so it is not a supported spindle and works much like a traditional spindle. Cool that you can create a center pull ball with this method without having to rewind.

-- As if I needed another hobby!

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#6 posted 10-15-2014 09:04 AM

Lovely work. I have tried a few of these and they a surprizingly effective to use. You can still buy them here in the crafts shops.
Thanks for sharing

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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DocSavage45

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#7 posted 10-15-2014 04:58 PM

I’m glad you are sharing your craft with another crafter. And making money too!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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