Monday, March 14, 2011

When the Cop Becomes the Whorl

Having never spun much more than an ounce at a time on my spindles, I encountered an interesting situation that I'd read about somewhere (more than likely, Abby Franquemont's Respect The Spindle).

So what happened? My over-an-ounce cop became a little too unwieldy for pleasurable spindling...

My solution? Easy! I have removable whorls ... so, I set my whorls to the side and let cop do the whorl work.

Here's my progress on Joseph's Skein...

Oh, and I updated a previous post to include a tutorial on how I wind my center-pull balls on a simple spindle (not Turkish), without a leader. See it here: