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MindyO
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Posted - 12/15/2008 :  12:29:53 AM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great! more enabling.... LOL I will check them out thanks.

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MindyO
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Posted - 12/15/2008 :  12:50:09 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK this is what I found on youtube, I've searched and searched and can't find a spindle like this one. Any clues anyone??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPBWEoC0aH8

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azblueskies
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Posted - 12/16/2008 :  12:18:22 PM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Is it a Tahkli spindle in a cup? Check out the Woolery...they have them at the bottom of their spindle page. I ordered one along with the ceramic cup but returned it....this lady sure makes it look easy...if I could have kept it going like her, I would have kept it.

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MindyO
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Posted - 12/16/2008 :  1:51:02 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This one looks like a small stand alone spindle in a base, possibly brass. She is using both hands to draft so it has to be self supporting I would think. I can't see a hook at the top either.

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Katheroni
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Posted - 12/17/2008 :  1:55:42 PM  Show Profile Send Katheroni a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I am on a slow connection, so I can't watch the video, but from it sounds like it might be a Royale Hare support spindle. Here's a link to one for sale (NAYY, just the first Google hit). I don't have one, have never used one, but am just aware of them.
http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1074281179011363650CytAve
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MindyO
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Posted - 12/17/2008 :  8:00:37 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OMG THAT'S IT!!!!! You are SO AWESOME!!!!! I love you

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Katheroni
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Posted - 12/18/2008 :  09:54:17 AM  Show Profile Send Katheroni a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I guess the many wistful hours haunting spindle sellers' sites and spinning groups can pay off...
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carolron
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Posted - 01/04/2009 :  1:50:56 PM  Show Profile Send carolron a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have a supported spindle i bought more than 25 years ago.
It has no manufacturer or name on it. It has a brass base which sits on a table (TV tray, anything flat), then the spindle has a brass piece which fits into the base and spins around. Ball bearings in the base. Total height, 6'.
It's spiffy!
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carolron
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Posted - 01/04/2009 :  1:54:44 PM  Show Profile Send carolron a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Take away everything - it's the home-and-garden one, for sure. I just went to the picture.
Mine has a black shaft which I'm pretty certain is wood.
Enjoy!
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Pompup
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Posted - 01/10/2009 :  6:53:11 PM  Show Profile Send Pompup a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, you can buy a support spindle at www.woolery.com unfortunately, they are out of stock or something so you can't buy one right now (otherwise I'd get one for myself too).
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MindyO
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Posted - 01/10/2009 :  10:28:52 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It is listed on www.woodlandwoolworks.com too but they are also sold out at this time, I emailed and she said it was going to be about 6 more weeks (a week ago) I think I'm going to order one.

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jennybensmom
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Posted - 02/25/2009 :  11:08:44 AM  Show Profile Send jennybensmom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Forgive my ignorance, but can any fiber be spun on support spindles? From the long fibered wools to short fibered cotton and cashmere? They look so comfortable to spin with.

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MindyO
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Posted - 02/25/2009 :  11:13:50 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Well I wouldn't say you're ignorant at all since I ordered one and have no clue! LOL Ordered mid
January and I'm still waiting on it to come in probably mid-march. I don't see why it wouldn't work though, the video lady was using it on cotton, I intend to use it for wool and silk.

I imagine they might work better with shorter fibers that would have a tendancy to break or separate easier with the weight of a drop spindle, but I don't really know for sure. I guess I will let you know how it goes when I get mine. I will definietly be posting when I get to use it!

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jennybensmom
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Posted - 02/26/2009 :  11:01:14 AM  Show Profile Send jennybensmom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll look forward to your review, Mindy. Tell us how you like it.

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loomy
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Posted - 04/19/2009 :  7:04:29 PM  Show Profile Send loomy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MindyO

Is there any update on this from anyone else who has used it? Because now I want one too...



Mindy,

I've had a Spindolyn for at least a year (probably more like two years), and though I spin mostly on wheels I like the Spindy a lot - it's the only spindle I use now. For one thing, when the yarn breaks (which happens to me a lot ) the spindle doesn't drop. It spins smoothly, and I can use both hands if I need to unlike other supported spindles.

I just finished a cotton-spinning workshop, and was able to spin cotton best on the Spindy, compared to my wheel, a supported spindle made by the teacher, and my Babe Liten Spindle. I've used it with a 50-pound dog on my lap, in the car, sitting on the floor, and in a chair. Now that she has a new model I'll buying another one.
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MindyO
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Posted - 04/20/2009 :  12:27:29 AM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'm still waiting for mine to come in... I'm getting annoyed and impatient, but I knew it would be a bit of a wait. It's been 4 months.

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loomy
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Posted - 04/20/2009 :  12:54:59 PM  Show Profile Send loomy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by MindyO

I'm still waiting for mine to come in... I'm getting annoyed and impatient, but I knew it would be a bit of a wait. It's been 4 months.


Wow - that's quite a wait! Did you order directly from KnittingAnyway? I probably ought to get my order in now - then I'll have a surprise when it does show up!

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MindyO
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Posted - 04/20/2009 :  7:30:40 PM  Show Profile Send MindyO a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I ordered from Woodland Woolworks. It was specified on their website it was back ordered and I did email to ask how long and knew it would be at least end of February. I have emailed a couple times and the employees have been very nice in keeping me updated as well as contacting the supplier periodically to inquire about time frame. I guess Royal Hare is working with a new maker for the base or something?

I should specify, I ordered the Royal Hare Brass supported spindle mentioned int he posts above. Lookint at the spindolyn it seems very similar, just a different construction.

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loomy
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Posted - 04/21/2009 :  04:49:39 AM  Show Profile Send loomy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MindyO

...I should specify, I ordered the Royal Hare Brass supported spindle mentioned int he posts above. Lookint at the spindolyn it seems very similar, just a different construction.



I thought you had ordered a Spindolyn - I should've read the thread more closely.

I know there can be waits for Spindys too, but I don't think they are quite that long!
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azblueskies
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Posted - 04/21/2009 :  07:46:04 AM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What type of fiber is best spun on a Spindolyn? And how much yarn will it hold before you have to wind off? Anyone know the same answers for the Royal Hare? Thanks!

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