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Spindle Characterization

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Spindle Characterization

Since you may be asking, which spindle is right for me? Here's a brief description of the five sizes and how they may be typically used.Sirocco - smallest at 1.125" inches, very fast, but short spin time (typically 30 seconds) - great for thin cotton singles, silk (I've been spinning mawatas on mine and love it for quickly putting twist into predrafted fiber), cashmere, yak, camel down - anything you want superfine.Mistral - 1.25", more of an all-purpose spindle for fine singles, great for cotton, and other short staple fibers such as merino, cashmere, yak, camel and fibers that need...

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