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How to Make Your Own Drop Spindle With Clay and a Crochet Hook

Supplies Really, this is so easy. You can make your own drop spindle out of a metal crochet hook and some oven-bake clay.  You won't be able to crochet with the hook after turning it into a spindle though, so keep that in mind, and use a hook that you won't mind not crocheting with… Continue reading How to Make Your Own Drop Spindle With Clay and a Crochet Hook

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Handspun, My First Attempt

For Christmas this year I asked for, and received, a spindle -- I got 2 in fact!  The one pictured above was from my mom.  It is a medium-weight, high- or low-whorl one that I think will make a good multi-purpose spindle.  My oldest sister got me a low-whorl, comparatively heavy, rim-weighted spindle that I… Continue reading Handspun, My First Attempt