First of all, thank you for investigating this Crafty Dog Craft Kit, because once you start making, you are keeping a traditional craft alive! 
Crafty Dog Crafting Tips - Whatever project I am working on, my ethos is to enjoy and respect the yarn that I choose to work with, whether it is commercially produced, rescued from a charity shop, unravelled from an old garment, or hand spun, so if you feel that a different hook size or needle size would work better with the yarn of your choice, then feel free to change to get the gauge and texture you like. 
It’s the same with spinning – if the fibre wants you to spin chunky, then go with the chunky! 
Likewise with the bracelet instructions on the FREE STUFF blog - they are there to get you started, and when you feel confident, try making a longer twisted yarn to add a personal touch to gift wrapping, or perhaps use the spun yarn to make a woven hanging.....wrap around a plant pot holder....tie several lengths together to make a funky skinny scarf.... 
'But what happens if I run out of fibre?' I hear you cry!!
No worries!
Contact me to buy my custom blended batts and rolags of locally sourced Jacobs, Poll Dorset, Herdwick, Gotland, Shetland and commercially dyed sustainable Botany Lap fibres or .... a fabulous selection of all things to do with spinning and a visit to their shop in Dorchester is recommended!
And likewise are another source of amazing fibre!
So – fibre at the ready, here we go, let the creating commence!

The Georgina' Drop Spindle Spinning Kit is presented in a bag crocheted from strips of fabulous devore velvet and remnant silks, left over from the production of scarves and fabrics made by Georgina von Etzdorf.
The strips are joined with knots which are pushed to the outside of the bag to create a raggy texture, and the bag has oval bamboo handles. 
The spinning kit comprises 
Wooden drop spindle
60g bespoke blended fibres for spinning in ‘Victorian Gothic’ colourway
Vintage wooden skittle for winding yarn
Instructions for spinning, yarn projects and links for wool winding. 

Gentle hand wash using mild detergent in luke warm water, do not rub.  
Squeeze out excess liquid and dry flat away from direct heat. 
Darn in any loose ends – do not cut!

We hope you will be delighted with your purchase from THE SPOTTED DOG – A Tail of Yarn, operated by Liz Tanner, so to get it to you as soon as possible, we use Royal Mail and aim
to SHIP to UK addresses within 2 -3 business days.

If, however, you’re not happy with your purchase you should tell us within 14 days of receiving the goods that you want to CANCEL, and you should RETURN the product within 30 calendar
days of your purchase.

The product that you RETURN must be in the same condition and packaging that you receive it and unused and undamaged in any way.

Sorry, but we can’t take responsibility for any items lost or damaged in transit; you would need to take this up with the courier/postage company to make a claim.

Although you’d have to pay the shipping costs for returning your item, we will issue you with a store credit to the same amount. 

After we receive your item, we will inspect it and process your REFUND. Within 14 days of us receiving the goods back the money will be refunded to the original payment method you’ve used during the purchase. For credit card payments it may take 5 to 10 business days for a refund to show up on your credit card statement.

If anything is unclear or you have more questions feel free to contact Liz Tanner at

Price includes shipping to UK.


  • MEASUREMENTS for 'The Georgina' Bag

    Depth of bag: 21cm

    Handles: 16cm

    Base: 26cm diameter

    Widest point: 34cm across

    Total Weight: 673g


    Devore velvet, silks. 

    Ethically sourced new bamboo handles