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taradactil
Warming Up

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Posted - 08/14/2005 :  1:20:53 PM  Show Profile Send taradactil a Private Message
Hello all,

I've been toying with the idea of learning to spindle spin, and I found the Lollipop Spindles and I think they're too cute!

http://www.handspinning.com/lollipops/lollie.htm

Has anyone used these and have any comments? I would worry about the paint chipping or wearing off.

Thank you so much!
Taradactil

llamafiber4
Chatty Knitter

USA
110 Posts

Posted - 08/19/2005 :  8:22:18 PM  Show Profile Send llamafiber4 a Private Message

I can't say I've used "the lollipop" spindle but after I looked it up it appears to be a regular spindle painted very pretty. I have several spindles a Bosworth and a bunch my DH had made for me I like them all.

Debbie
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Momma78239
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Posted - 08/19/2005 :  8:45:21 PM  Show Profile  Visit Momma78239's Homepage  Send Momma78239 a Yahoo! Message Send Momma78239 a Private Message
I haven't used one, either, but I wouldn't think that the paint would chip off. It might wear down a bit right around the notch after a LOT of use, but there really isn't much rubbing on the other parts of the spindle.

-Wendy
And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. Exodus 35:25
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taradactil
Warming Up

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Posted - 08/19/2005 :  9:20:24 PM  Show Profile Send taradactil a Private Message
Thank you for the comments! I won't be so nervous now to purchase something so pretty!
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Momma78239
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Posted - 08/19/2005 :  9:37:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit Momma78239's Homepage  Send Momma78239 a Yahoo! Message Send Momma78239 a Private Message
On the other hand, they are called "drop" spindles for a reason! Especially beginners (and I should know, being only barely out of beginner-hood myself) tend to drop the spindle more often. You may want to get a different one to learn on.

The nice thing about it is that spindles are relatively inexpensive and so one can easily buy several! I've only been spindling since December and I already have three. Seems I buy a new spindle every time I buy more fiber!

-Wendy
And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. Exodus 35:25
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taradactil
Warming Up

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Posted - 08/20/2005 :  09:14:05 AM  Show Profile Send taradactil a Private Message
Hi Wendy,

Do you mind if I ask which ones you own? I can see how easy it is to accumulate - I've only tried to spindle spin a wee bit, and I've now got three spindles - a toy wheel, and the louet top and bottom whorl spindles. I like the sheep faces! And there are so many gorgeous spindles available and I've already "picked" out so many favorites! It's difficult to make a decision. I think the Lollipops are way too cute, and some of the designs are discontinued, which is a huge encouragement for me to purchase!

Taradactil
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