As part of my ongoing effort to learn nomadic skills spindling and spindlemaking is one of the areas I’m researching. I’ve had some lovely help lately. Rurik carved me a pfang (Ladkhi spindle) from a branch we picked up while walking in the woods at Furman and my son brought me a bead necklace he made in school. One of the beads cried out to be repurposed. Now I have two supported spindles from the Loves of my life.
Just a note…I would not recommend a long staple fiber like Wennsleydale for either of these spindles. The happy bead whorl spindle actually spins very quickly and is made of my son’s bead and a knitting needle. It’s light and quick. I have some cashmere that’s been waiting for just the right project and spinning it on this little bead whorl might just work:>.