Weight: 42 g / 1 1/2 oz
Length: 12" Shaft 3" Whorl
Style: Top Whorl
Woods: Purpleheart, maple, hickory
Forrester spindles differ from many other spindle makers in their design. You can see that a lot of thought goes into each one. They usually have the long top portion that the hook sits on and it is always nicely carved. There are two layers to many of their spindles which adds uniqueness and nice weight distribution. These spindles may be quite long or heavier for some but they are definitely worth a spin! I have two of these sheep spindles in different weights and another Forrester spindle that i will cover later on this year but I haven't been dissapointed with any of them.
You don't see these spindles for sale on Ravelry very often and I think that is a good sign.
The contrasting colours in the woods is really stunning, and the natural grain in the whorl is cool.
Length of spin: 29.4 seconds (average of three tests)
Fibre storage ability: Great
Looks: Cute & unique
Overall Rating: 9.5/10
This spindle, will not only gain attention because it features a purple sheep on its head but Forrester spindles are easily recognized as quality spinners. You may want to add one to your collection.