The Fibre Garden : Bottom Whorl Spindles
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Bottom whorl spindles were the type widely used in western European countries. Many of the older reference books on spindling mainly talk about this type. Sometimes they have a hook at the top of the shaft, and sometimes not — in which case a half-hitch knot does the trick.
Neither top nor bottom-whorl spindles are the “right” spindle; they BOTH are! It really is a personal choice, and many of us learn on one or the other and tend to stick with it because we know what to do. The bottom line is that they both make beautiful yarns in the hands of an experienced spinner, and they both are easy to learn.