|New drop spindle|
|Drop spindle with sample fibre|
I placed my order, and then waited and waited. I contacted the company but didn't receive any reply. I waited a few more days and contacted them again. Still nothing. I began to wonder if I wasn't going to receive my order. Then, I heard from them. They had been through an unfortunate circumstance beyond their control. My order was shipped the next day, and I received it about a week later. The owner felt bad about the situation and included four sample rovings (one brown, two cream, one purple) for me. In the second picture, above, I am spinning the brown fibre. I'm not sure what it is, but the white hairs may be angora rabbit.
I LOVE this spindle! I am spinning the finest yarn I've spun to date, which is something I had wanted to do. When using the student spindle I have, my spinning was getting better, but it wasn't this fine.
|Spindle from KS Inspirations|
During the time I was waiting to hear back from Green Forest Fibers, and thinking I might no get my order, I placed another order for a different drop spindle from KS Inspirations (another Etsy shop). This spindle is also awesome!
This spindle also allows me to spin a fine yarn, but might not be quite as fine as the one above. That might also be because of the type of fibre I'm using as well, but I don't know for sure.
Anyway, this spindle has a purple jasper whorl and an oak shaft. It spins well, though I find when the spin is slowing down it begins to wobble (the other one does this a little as well). I don't know if that is normal or if I'm not doing something right. However, the wobble doesn't affect the spinning.
Both of these Etsy shops shipped their product in a timely manner. I would definitely order from these shops again!