How to empty a drop spindle by winding a singles into a ball for plying?
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How to empty a drop spindle by winding a singles into a ball for plying? You also will see how to fix a slub (overly thick section of single) and get a deconstructed view of how the cop (spun yarn) was wrapped on the spindle shaft.
About the pictures: this idea came to me while I was recovering from a cold so I apologize for the casual photography. The blanket for the backdrop is purple and the singles are yellow, red, and black. I corrected the color as best as possible but focused on making sure you could see what was happening.
About the drop spindles: both are top whorl of my own creation and part of my personal collection. The one on the bottom in the final picture has a Walnut whorl on a Sycamore shaft and weighs about 1 oz. The other one has a Sycamore whorl, with less common reddish coloring, on a Maple shaft and weighs 1 oz.
About the singles: I got the fiber at Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair 2017 from Jehovah Jireh Woolmill the color is called Lava and is a blend of 40% Alpaca (from MI and KY), 30% Tunis wool (from PA), and 30% corriedale (from MI) all from small flock shepherds. I spun most of it demoing in public starting the last day of that festival. The rich fall colors showed how the roving twisted into single well.