Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Greensleeves Spindles: The Wooden Rainbow
One of the most addicting things about spinning is hand-made drop spindles. Most of us start out with something kind of clunky and mass-produced. We wonder why people love spinning. We make rope. We drop the dang thing a million times. Then we start to get the hang of it, and pretty soon we need another spindle! We don't want another Clunker...so we start looking for The Spindle.
We buy something really special and think we're fixed for a life of spinning. But no, we need a lace spindle. And a one ounce. And a one and a half ounce. And a Bloodwood...
I've been selling Greensleeves Spindles for just under a year and have been thrilled witht he quality and beauty of these spindles. Each Greensleeves drop spindle is made by hand by Elizabeth and Bart Daily of Provo, UT. They are carefully turned, balanced, tested. When I get a box of spindles it is like Christmas! I never tell Elizabeth what to make me, other than a size range and how many I am ordering, so it is always the most fabulous surprise. WOODEN RAINBOW!
Here is the bouquet that came in the mail today. They are listed at my Etsy store and I expect them to sell out fairly quickly. I am always tempted to keep a few...
There is only one thing wrong with Greensleeves Spindles. They sell out almost immediately and then I have to wait WEEKS for the next batch!