Weight: 41 grams / 1.44 ounce Wood: Wenge Shaft: Walnut Jenkins Swans are excellent all-purpose spindles great for beginners, for plying, and for spinning from lace weight to worsted weight and bulky yarns. (…Read More)
Swan Spindles, Ed Jenkins' Standard Turkish
Ed began making the standard thick armed, long shafted Turkish spindle, a basic Turkish spindle style, in 2005. In 2006 he refined the overall look of the clunkier spindles which also reduced the weight of what was often referred to as a boat anchor.
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Weight of Swans: 34grams/1.19oz to 65grams/2.29oz Most are between 45g – 54g. Weight is determined by the type of wood; hard, dense woods weigh more whereas woods with more open grain weigh less. * (see bottom of page)
Fiber Capacity: well over 2 ounces
Most spinners are easily able to pack on up to 4 ounces, depending on the thickness of the yarn and the neatness of the wrapping.
Yarn Types: Laceweight to Bulky
Our most versatile spindle with a very long, steady spin. Best one for beginners! The long spin provides plenty of drafting time.
If you’ve broken a spindle shaft there is a button to buy a new shaft at the bottom of the last page in the website Store. Be sure to add a note letting us know the style and weight.
Weight: 32.65 grams / 1.152 ounce Wood: Fig (A non-commercial wood, harvested by Ed) Shaft: Walnut Jenkins Swans are excellent all-purpose spindles great for beginners, for plying, and for spinning from lace (…Read More)