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Handspinning Tools

Comfort Combs
These wool combs, made by Don Contraman in Montana have a more comfortable handle.

Earth Guild
Located in Asheville, NC. They carry mini-combs, wool and cotton cards, drum carders, and drop spindles.

Ewesful Creations
Jude Pilote makes a tensioned lazy kate.

Louet
Louet has both Dutch combs, that clamp to the table, and Mini-combs in single or double row as well as hand and drum carders.

Running Moon Farm
Hand crafted tools are made from whatever wood is dry in the shed, niddy-noddys, orifice hooks, nostepinde, shuttles, and tapestry beaters.

Shady Haven
Shady Haven is a dealer for the Roberta Electric Spinner.

Waterproof Yarn Blocker
A waterproof plastic yarn blocker lets you wind dry yarn onto the blocker and then wet it. Much nicer.

Verulamium
A visit to Verulamium to see ancient Roman spindles, artifacts and other archaeological textile finds.

Used Equipment
Thinking of buying recycled wheels or looms? Here are some places that offer used equipment.

Drop Spindles – EBay Watch

 

Ebay Finds

1 lb White Wool MERINO! 23 mic Top Roving Fiber Spinning, Felting, Wool Blanket - Current price: $13.52 - Auction

TierraCast Spindle Shell Charm Antiqued Brass Ox Drop 24mm - Current price: $3.14

Viking Trefoil Brooch Birka Traders 10th Century Historical Jewellery - Current price: $33.53

- Current price: $189.99

Dark Gray - Hand-dyed Texel Wool Roving for Felt, Spin, Knit Crafts! - 8 oz bags - Current price: $24.00

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