My whorl on another reproduction spindle

German archaeologist Katrin Kania sells reproduction spindles. I ordered one from her and was happy to see my whorl fit perfectly.  This will be my new in-the-hand spindle for flax.

Hand holding a hardwood stick tapered at both ends with slate stone whorl on the shorter end
My whorl with a hook-less tapered spindle shaft inserted. This will be good for in-the-hand spinning of flax.


I did my Icelandic spinning project using a different spindle shaft. That one is a reproduction Anglo-Saxon spindle shaft by Mistress Rhiannon of Æthelmearc.


a wooden stick, bulbous in the middle, with hooks on each end, and a stone whorl inserted
My spindle whorl on Mistress Rhiannon’s shaft
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