Spindle spinning

THE SPINDLES AND EQUIPMENT FEATURED ON THIS PAGE ARE NOT NECESSARILY SUITABLE FOR BRITISH MID 17TH CENTURY RE-ENACTMENT. IF IN DOUBT PLEASE ASK YOUR LIVING HISTORY ORGANISER

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Interesting articles on the Internet

Spinning with a historically correct spindle.

How to make a spindle shaft without a lathe.

Spinning and plying on a spindle

From Amanda Hannaford (unable to embed; click on link):

Spinning on a supported spindle

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Supported spindle (Tibetan?):

Bottom whorl spindle:

Drop spindling in the Andes:

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NOT APPLICABLE TO MID 17TH CENTURY BRITAIN, LISTED HERE FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

Top whorl spindle:

Navajo spinning:

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