In order to commemorate the collective efforts of the Sweets to learn more about the wonder fiber that is cotton, and to facilitate those that may not yet have the right tools as well as enable those who are distracted by shiny objects, HipStrings is happy to offer an exclusive spindle for the Sweets off the Wheel Cotton SAL.
We are offering this exclusive spindle in two varieties - a Mistral and a Chinook. A Mistral is directly based on an Indian Coin Tahkli and is ideally suited to spinning cotton - it spins super fast and is my favorite for spinning cotton. It weighs about 7 grams, has a 1.25 inch whorl and about a 9.5 inch shaft. Our Chinook is more similar to a Baby Pu Yok Tibetan Style spindle and is a favorite for beginners (the heavier weight helps keep the spindle a bit more under control) and for longer staple lengths. A Chinook weighs about 13 grams, has a 1.75 inch whorl and about a 9.5 shaft.
All of our spindles feature a quarter inch thick acrylic whorl on a 0.09" diameter carbon fiber shaft. They are sharpened to a point on both ends and come with vinyl end caps to protect the tips.
A matching etched spinning bowl is also available. Available in Clear, Green, Blue, Red, Purple, Pink, and Brown. Please leave a note during checkout to specify which color you want.
These spindles will be made to order and will ship in approximately 4-6 weeks.