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Before the spinning wheel. Making and using a drop spindle.
COUNTRYSIDE & SMALL STOCK JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1995 (v.79#1) pg. 32

How to make and spin on a drop spindle.
DECORATING & CRAFT IDEAS Jul-Aug 1977 (v.8#6) pg. 18

How to spin with a drop spindle.
HANDMADE Fall 1982 (v.2#3) pg. 118

Spin wool using a potter's wheel.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #61 Jan-Feb 1980 pg. 184

Distaffs. Part 1. A historial look at the various shapes and sizes.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #36 Fall 1978 (v.9#4) pg. 56

Distaffs. Part 2. Dressing the distaff. Step-by-step photos and text show how to dress a distaff with a flax strick.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #37 Winter 1978 (v.10#1) pg. 12

Spinning with a bead whorl spindle.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #38 Spring 1979 (v.10#2) pg. 22

A look at the high whorl spindle, its historic uses, differences in various cultures, and instructions on how to use one.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #41 Winter 1979 (v.11#1) pg. 12

The drop spindle. A review of its history, the characteristics of various ethnic designs and advice how to spin with one.
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #100 Fall 1994 (v.25#4) pg. 53

Recipe for summer fun. Sun dyeing and apple spinning for kids. Sun dyeing of wool uses powdered drink mix as the dyestuff. Apple spinning tells how to make a drop spindle from an apple and dowel (or pencil).
SHUTTLE, SPINDLE & DYEPOT #103 Summer 1995 (v.26#3) pg. 53

A guide to Colonial spinning equipment.
SPIN-OFF 1978 (v.2) pg. 40

Techniques for spinning on the charkha, a hand-operated spindle wheel of Indian origin.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 24
Added Info SPIN-OFF Fall 1983 (v.7#3) pg. 5

How to make a spindle whorl for a drop spindle from a clay pot.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1983 (v.7#1) pg. 35

Using a "hooked stick" to spin yarn.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 34

How to demonstrate carding wool and spinning with a handspindle (drop spindle). Includes tips on making a workable handspindle from 3 sticks.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 10, 11

How to use the high-whorl lap spindle of Iceland.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 36

Suitcase distaff is made from a dowel, three wooden disks and a block to clamp onto a table edge.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1986 (v.10#3) pg. 33

Solutions to problems with flyer and bobbin wheel spinning.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1987 (v.11#4) pg. 23

Tip: Slide-on hinge from a plastic report cover protects a spinner from the sharp tines of a Russian paddle comb.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1989 (v.13#4) pg. 16

Tip describes how to make a "lazy Kate" for takli-style supported spindles so each spindle can rotate freely for plying directly from them.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1991 (v.15#1) pg. 7

A handy gadget for spinning Berber-type yarn with bits of color added at intervals.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 6

How to make and use a "madman" to wind coarsely textured yarn (like that spun from horsehair).
SPIN-OFF Spring 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 89

Tip suggests a simple drying rack for fine fiber.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1993 (v.17#3) pg. 35

How to make a diz from a section of cow horn or seashell. It is used to funnel fibers into a roving from any kind of wool comb or to make smaller roving from commercial roving.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 88
Added Info SPIN-OFF Winter 1994 (v.18#4) pg. 3

Drop spindle basics. Four points to check when choosing a drop spindle. How to attach a leader, hold the fiber, spin, wind on, wind off and ply.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 54

The high-whorl spindle and how to use it in both the drop mode and as a supported spindle.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 60

Wrist distaffs. Instructions for using macrame techniques to make a bracelet distaff for use when spinning with a drop spindle (or wheel).
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 70

How to make and spin with a supported spindle.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 74

Spinning on a takli spindle, a type of supported spindle from India.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 82

Spinning on a Navajo spindle, a supported spindle with long wooden shaft and large whorl. Includes instructions for making Navajo 3-ply yarn.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 88

How to make paper quills for use on spinning spindles. Quill and yarn slip off without rewinding.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 96

How to make hand (drop) spindles with bread-clay whorls.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1995 (v.19#1) pg. 107

Tip explains how to make a no-hands diz for drawing strips of drum-carded wool batt into a roving.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1995 (v.19#2) pg. 73

Homemade diz is self-supporting and has multi-sized holes for drawing carded fiber into top of varying thicknesses.
SPIN-OFF Fall 1995 (v.19#3) pg. 55

Spinning on the go. One spinner's advice on spindle selection and advice on both drop-spindle and supported-spindle techniques.
SPIN-OFF Summer 1998 (v.22#2) pg. 45

How to make a small, lightweight drop spindle from a dowel, small screweye hook and a wooden toy wheel.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1998 (v.22#4) pg. 61

How to make a drop spindle from a compact disc and a dowel rod. Both top-whorl and bottom-whorl spindle versions described.
SPIN-OFF Spring 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 40
Added Info SPIN-OFF Summer 1999 (v.23#2) pg. 3
Added Info SPIN-OFF Fall 1999 (v.23#3) pg. 3

An introduction to the handspindle (drop spindle).
SPIN-OFF Fall 1999 (v.23#3) pg. 19

Simple distaffs to make that will hold a handspindle's worth of fiber, neatly organized so it doesn't flop around or catch onto the yarn. (1) Twisted skein distaff. (2) Two skein twisted distaff. (3) Supertwist skein distaff. (4) Knitted-cuff wrist distaff. (5) Stick distaff.
SPIN-OFF Winter 1999 (v.23#4) pg. 54

How to dress a distaff with flax.
WEAVER'S JOURNAL #26 Fall 1982 (v.7#2) pg. 10

Old-time spinning chair is used as the pattern for a nursing chair (for changing diapers) and children's back-stool. This solid-wood chair features a storage drawer under the seat.
WOODWORKER #1114 Sep 1986 (v.90#9) pg. 761

An unusual spinning chair features a miniature drive wheel as part of the chair back.
WOODWORKER Aug 1988 (v.92#8) pg. 692