E is for Eichhem. As in Tracy Eichhem.
Tracy is the man that makes the amazing spindles all individually cut on a scroll saw. I first saw them in 2005 but didn’t end up with one until 2006 when I started carrying them in my shop.
My own spindle from Tracy Eichhem is this pretty little spider
It’s one of the ultra lights weighing in at .4 ounces.
I’ve been spinning some silk in lace weight.An ultra light spindle with spiders just screams to be using silk.
While we’re on the subject of Tracy Eichhem and his amazing spindles, he has asked me for feedback on his spindles. Good or bad. Shaft lengths? Weights? Whorl sizes? If you have any feedback, please let me know and I’ll pass it along.