Sorry I am a day late. I had everything ready in time except for time itself. This week I spun a sample on my Maggie Low Whorl
Maker: Magpie Woodworks
Weight: 24 g / 3/4oz
Length: 11" Shaft 2 1/2" Whorl
Style: Low Whorl
Woods: Red Oak
My sample is wool/alpaca/firestar from The Spinner's Cottage in the colourway "Harlem Renaissance" I 2 plyed it and got approx 23 yards.
Since I am not used to bottom whorls, the spinning went a little slow for me. No fault of the spindle though. Once spinning this spindle hangs completely straight with absolutely no wobble (even when it's slowing down) The hook on this Maggie is a nice swan neck shape and its perfectly centered.
This is a decent sized spindle, it's not huge and heavy but its not so dainty you'd be afraid to break it. Both ends are nice and smooth so you don't have to worry so much if you spindle drops to the floor.
This is a very plain spindle, nothing but the grain to woo you but its worth a spin. At first it felt awkward to me and I was kind of turned off but since giving it a second try, I have grown to give it a little more appreciation. I quite like my other Maggie spindles and I am happy to have this one alongside others in my collection.
Length of spin: 27.8 seconds (average of three tests)
Fibre storage ability: Good
Overall Rating: 8/10