A low whorl spindle (also known as a drop spindle) is suitable for spinning a medium to thick yarn. The whorl (which is the round weight which helps to make the spindle spin) sits near the bottom of the shaft and the spun yarn is wound around the shaft. This spindle weighs just 80g.
It is the basic equipment, for portable spinning and also the place to begin teaching spinning. With a small amount of practice, the twisting of the fibres can create a beautiful, hand spun yarn.