Balkan Spindle

Double whorl hook-top spindle design from central and southern Europe. Primarily for flax, the design allows the whorls to be removed and the shaft to be used for yarn storage (for plying, etc.), or as a stick shuttle. Good for fine yarns. Whorl about 2" in dia., shaft about 12" long. Weighs about 3 oz. Steel wire hook top.

Oak, walnut, maple, bird's-eye maple, others.