As mentioned in the previous post, I am completely flabbergasted by the importance of the drop spindle in over 10,000 years of human history. The spindle was the only tool for spinning threads and yarns to make everything on earth ever made from fabric or cloth, up until recent history (read more here about the history of the spinning wheel).
Here is a picture of a drop spindle and some beautifully dyed bamboo yarn that MonChere purchased as her first experiment into spinning.
She spun amazingly well, as I’ve hear that bamboo is not easily spun!
But now you can see how basic and simple the spindle is, and if you weren’t flabbergasted before, I hope you are now. Otherwise, you might be completely overtaken with the mundane-ness of buying your clothing at the store and need a shake up. Or you might be dead.