Weight: 24 g / 0.75 oz
Length: 10.25" Shaft, 1 5/8" Whorl
Style: Tibetan Spindle
Woods: Bocote & Beech Shaft
This beauty packs a lot of punch! She may be slight but shes a very hard worker.
My sample is a Merino fibre and I got about 19 yards n-plyed.
I'm going to be honest and admit that I hadn't heard much about this spindle maker until recently. Looking at her Etsy Shop and the thread on her spindles in the Spindle Candy Group on Ravelry, I see I have been missing out! I had seen one of her spindles go by in a destash (it sold long before I even had a chance to consider it) and it was so beautiful looking! A few weeks later I was at an Open Fibre Night with my awesome fibre friends and there just happened to be a destash going on. (We are all very, very bad enablers). I saw this little Enid and thought I would give it a try. I spun for a couple minutes and was quite enthralled.
The rest of the shaft is pretty much uniform in width except she has carved a groove near the whorl for yarn management and interest.
The whorl is just - so pretty. As mentioned before, it is a nice contrast to the shaft and it has a beautiful grain to it. The best thing about this whorl is that it has been carved out to make this spindle rim weighted. This is another reason why it spins for such a long time. I am very happy to see this simple touch added to these types of spindles. It is details like this that really make me love a spindle. She has also taken the time to make it look smooth, and even added a hole to balance everything out. There was a lot of time, care and attention put into this spindle and I really appreciate that.
Length of spin: 32.6 (average of three tests)
Fibre storage ability: Quite Good
Looks: Dainty with attitude
Overall Rating: 10/10