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Turkish Drop Spindle
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Published: November 30, 2008
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This is a Turkish drop spindle. Unlike other drop spindles, it makes a nice ball of yarn.
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Sep 4, 2008, 8:04:11 AM
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Can-Cat|Student Digital Artist

This was used in Distaff, submitted to Short Challenge #29 - Extended, hosted by The-Imaginarium. Thanks for posting. :thanks:

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Renata-s-art|Professional Interface Designer
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this looks like it might be from Clemes and Clemes model. Some others have downward-turning cross pieces that I find awkward. Does it have 2 sets of cross pieces....for light or heavy yarn spinning? You can use all 4 if you want the spindle to draw with more weight. 
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That spindle seems a later/not-historically-traditional version of the Turkish spindle. I have used one just like that & am looking to purchase. Can you tell me where you got it from?

That particular type is way too awesome to not be used. Please tell me you're making some awesome fiberarts with that,right?
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Yes it is a later version. It was actually a gift from my mother...I think she purchased it from a craft show a couple decades ago. They're so impossible to find that I've been contemplating making some.

It is an awesome drop spindle, the only one that I really like to use. I wouldn't say that my fiber art is awesome, but this spindle is well loved and well used. I use my wheel at home and take this spindle when I'm traveling. It's great.
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