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Ruby Plaid
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Posted - 09/09/2009 :  1:37:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ruby Plaid's Homepage Send Ruby Plaid a Private Message  Reply with Quote
People really seem to love these. They certainly are gorgeous, but do they spin well? I'm thinking of upgrading to a better spindle than my $12 Louet but would like to get people's opinions on Goldings before purchasing. I hear they spin like a dream.

Thanks in advance for any advice. I appreciate it!

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jaymeKnits
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Posted - 09/10/2009 :  05:13:41 AM  Show Profile  Send jaymeKnits a Yahoo! Message Send jaymeKnits a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They spin amazingly well the heavy rim weighting makes them spin forever. They are a dream.

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Lanea
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Posted - 09/10/2009 :  06:39:56 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I love spinning on mine too. I have a couple of different sizes, and they are an absolute treat.

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Kade1301
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Posted - 09/10/2009 :  09:20:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Kade1301's Homepage Send Kade1301 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Generally great spindles! The best ones (I have several) are those with a light-weight whorl and a heavy rim. For example, my Celtic Knot spins better than the solid Lignum Vitae (heavy wood) one.

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BessH
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Posted - 09/11/2009 :  03:59:12 AM  Show Profile  Visit BessH's Homepage Send BessH a Private Message  Reply with Quote
they are absolutely as good as their reputation. The very small ones are as good as the bigger ones so if you spin fine yarns, lace or sock weight, you can try one out for a little smaller investment. and if you really want to invest in something special, Tom will work with you to create a design unique for you.

You will love a golding spindle.

Bess
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Katheroni
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Posted - 09/11/2009 :  6:52:43 PM  Show Profile Send Katheroni a Private Message  Reply with Quote
They are very good spindles. I do not own one, but I have spun on one and it was lovely. There are many other lovely spindles out there too that are not as expensive, if that is of concern to you. But I do not think you will find any quality issues with Goldings.
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lella
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Posted - 09/11/2009 :  9:22:46 PM  Show Profile Send lella a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I own a 3 inch Purple heartwood and love it. It's spins lovely yarn for me. It will be in my will.

Someday, hopefully soon, I want to buy a light weight one for spinning things like angora rabbit fur blends.

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Ruby Plaid
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USA
661 Posts

Posted - 09/24/2009 :  08:42:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit Ruby Plaid's Homepage Send Ruby Plaid a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the advice everyone. I bought a Golding with a celtic design and I love it! I'm already eyeing the purpleheart as my next purchase! Or betteryet, maybe I can persuade someone in my family to get it for me for Christmas. Spinning is wonderful!

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ikkivan
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
545 Posts

Posted - 07/13/2013 :  06:47:20 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I recently received (birthday gift from dear husband) two Golding spindles, one of the small ones about a half ounce, and one larger one a tad more than an ounce. They do spin as good as I had heard, and I love using them. However, now that I have about two dozen spindles of different types and a bit of experience behind me, I can say that many other cheaper spindles spin just as good (for me, anyway). My first spindle, a Schacht hi-lo (1.1 oz), remains a favorite workhorse spindle, and I really can't say I love the Goldings any more than my RileyWood Turkish. Sigh, I guess I have also become a spindle collector.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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