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March 06, 2012

Make a drop spindle

I've developed the possibly weird hobby of spinning newspaper strips into 'yarn' using a homemade drop spindle. (Sometimes, for the dessert course of spinning, I use strips of plastic food wrap instead.  It's easier to spin and makes a really tough, clear yarn.)  

When I saw drop spindles for sale for $50 at the local wool shop, I came home and made one with some doweling, a picture hook and a chopped-off bit of old candle stand (the circular part). I fastened the parts together with Sugru, the mouldable silicone putty that air cures to a resilient, springy toughness.  

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Bottom view:

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Yarn from food wrap:
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Stay tuned for possiby weird crafts made from plastic wrap and newspapers.

Comments

Moving Homes

What a great idea, thank you for sharing it I will try it soon!

garage equipment

Creative and very resourceful. Its very helpful for many readers that might have the same work as what you have.

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