Rosewood Portuguese Spindle

€28,00
Saber Fazer

The spindle known as portuguese spindle is a tool that I find to be unique when it comes to spinning manually. In a deceivingly simple shape, it packs a lot of features that are unlocked when one knows how to work with it.
Saber Fazer's spindles are an improved version of
the traditional spindles mainly used in the Minho region, and they were developed together with Tita Costa, as we tried to make a spindle that both of us would love to use, even though we both have different spinning techniques.
Being only 25cm tall, it can be used with or without a distaff. This spindle features a meticulously handcarved tip groove that will allow you, if desired, to use it just as you would a drop spindle. 
The spindles are individually handturned at MISSOM, a leading drumstick small manufacturer in Porto, using
both
the heartwood and sapwood of a piece of Rosewood. Due to this, each spindle is unique, featuring a beautiful marbled look, and it will vary slightly in weight.
The design features a beautiful pear shape that will give it a good momentum and a smooth finish.

It's small, portable and undoubtably the most elegant spindle out there. 
It will ship along with a roving of our merino wool from Alentejo, so that you can try out your spindle when you get it!

- 25cm long (10 inches)
-  weighs aprox. 42gr;
- perfectly centered;
- handturned from both the heartwood and sapwood of a piece of rosewood, giving it a marbled look;
- handmade in Porto at MISSOM;
- handcarved tip groove;
- each spindle is unique;