Weight: 11 g & 16 g / 3/8 and 1/2 oz
Length: 10.5" Shaft, 2.5" Arms
Material: Shaft: Redheart Arms: Malachite & Tigers Eye beads
I have a very special review for you today, very unique, very innovative and very customize-able spindles. My samples are both merino and I spun 15 yards and 51 yards in the 2 skeins.
Trindles are made using a shaft, a neoprene hub and perimeter weighted arms. The materials that go into making these spindles are vast. The beads alone can be comprised or glass, metal, woods, semi precious stones and even ivory just to name a few. If you are looking for a spindle you can really personalize, these are them.
The arms stay in place really well yet they are easy to remove and switch around if you need to.
The shafts come in various woods and usually weight between 6 or 7 g. For super fine yarns, there are also Trindle shafts made from carbon fibre which weight a mere 2 or 3 g, seems so space age! The shafts are nice and smooth and mine are both 10.5" in length. They are very skinny as to not add a lot of weight and suit the rest of the spindle's appearance perfectly. The tips are pointy but not overly. I would take care in not dropping these, and spin over an area with some padding of some sort just to be on the safe side.
Length of spin: 14.9 seconds (average of three tests)
Fibre storage ability: If you are spinning very fine lace weight yarns, you will be able to pack a lot of yarn on these, and can change weights as you need to.
Looks: Very unique, and an ingenious design
Overall Rating: 8.5/10