Spindle Experiment

Tools used
TexasJeans Polk-Dot Top Whorl
TexasJeans Birdseye Maple Russian
SWW Holly/Purpleheart Turkish
SWW Turquoise Maple Turkish

I’m spinning 0.5 oz of merino/silk fiber on a few different spindles and comparing the ‘default yarns’ made on each.

#1 - spun on the TexasJeans polka-dot top whorl. Singles spun clockwise (Z), plied counterclockwise (S). 28 yards.

#2 - spun on the TexasJeans birdseye russian (Z), plied S.

#3 - spun on SWW small Turkish spindle (Z), plied S.

#4 - spun on SWW medium Turkish spindle (Z), plied S.

About the polka-dot top whorl:
TexasJeans Birdseye Maple, Purpleheart, Redheart and Osage Orange were used to make this “Polka dot” style whorl. Dymondwood was used for the shaft and finished with waxes.
Whorl diameter 2 9/16”
total length 10 3/4”
weight 1 1/4 oz / 37 g

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