Midi 3D Printed Turkish Spindles

(2 customer reviews)

£19.50£26.00

Midi spindles

These 3D printed midi spindles made by Jen Kemery of Turtlemade fall between the mini spindles and the standard spindles in terms of weight. They are superlatively fast spinners, and are perfect for spinning very fine yarns.

Measurements

5.5″ shaft
4.25″ arms

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Frequently bought together

Heart of Gold - Wensleydale/Silk

50% Wensleydale / 50% Tussah silk

This blend takes colour beautifully, and spins like a dream into a silky, lustrous, drapey yarn.  The staple length of the Wensleydale/silk blend is between 8 and 12 inches, and the long fibres mean that it can cope with a lot less twist than shorter staple fibres.

The addition of silk to Wensleydale makes a delicious fibre that, when spun softly, has a fabulous drape and shine. It's just magical.

Each braid weighs 100g.

Colour & Inspiration

Heart of Gold just glows with warmth. It's a beautiful rich gold with hints of rust and deep pink and it just begs to be adored.

Green Room - BFL/Silk/Linen

60% British Bluefaced Leicester/20% silk/20% linen

A beautiful blend of BFL, silk and linen that spins up into a soft, drapey yarn with a lovely lightness. Its greens and blues are inspired by the inside of a wave as seen by a surfer riding beneath it - a deep, sea green with navy depths and white flecks from the linen.

Khal Drogo - Bluefaced Leicester/Silk

66% British Bluefaced Leicester / 34% Tussah silk

BFL and silk go together like two things that go well together - peaches and cream, champagne and strawberries, custard and anything.  This fibre has only been blended twice in order to keep the fibres separate, which will give a slightly more textured and uneven yarn with lots of delicious character.  The BFL is next to skin soft while being strong and quite hardy, making it the ideal fibre for socks or mittens. It has a fairly long staple length of around 6 inches, and has a beautiful crimp.  Blended with silk, it gains a little delightful luxury.

Colour & Inspiration

Khal Drogo is part of our Game of Thrones range, as Cat and I are both shameless fangirls, particularly of this handsome horse lord.  This fibre is a rich blend of deep green, blue, bronze, gold and royal purple, suitably majestic for a man of Drogo's stature and status.

Each braid weighs approximately 100g.

Description

These 3D printed Turkish spindles from Turtlemade are fantastic. They are bottom weighted and tend to be very stable. Even better, when you spin you create a centre pull ball on the spindle itself. You can then use this ply with without worrying about winding the single yarn off for plying.

Materials

The spindle arms are made from PLA, which is a durable, biodegradable thermoplastic. Don’t worry! It only starts to biodegrade when exposed to extreme heat. Jen recommends that you don’t leave it in the car on a hot day. The shafts are made from molded ABS plastic, which is known for its impact resistant properties. Handy for a drop spindle!

Check out my video tutorial on how to get started with a drop spindle.

Additional information

Weight 100 g
Colour

Neon Pink/Green, Candy-apple Red/Pale Blue, Chocolate Brown/Sky Blue, Spring Green, Neon Pink/Sky Blue, Lime/White, Shiny Green/Sky Blue, Neon Pink/Lilac, Royal Blue/Sky Blue, Gradient Pink/Blue, Chocolate Brown/Scarlet, Plum/Lilac, Rose Pink/Lime, Turquoise/Black, Sky Blue/Green, Royal Blue/Sky Blue (pale blue shaft)

2 reviews for Midi 3D Printed Turkish Spindles

  1. Eleanor

    These Spindles have transformed my opinion of using drop spindles. They are weighted so well and also look really contemporary. A fab tool to use to create your own yarn

  2. Linda OCarroll

    I have bought this one as a gift for a friend, but I totally love it. I just had to check it out! It spins beautifully in a little sushi dish, without snagging the arms, so it can be used supported. As a drop spindle, it has a long spin, and is very comfortable to handle. Thank you!

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