Ruth’s husband Tom whipped her up a spinning gadget made from an electric drill and they documented their efforts.

Ok then folks, as promised I will detail below this secret spinning gadget of ours. The original idea came from Tom, who saw my vain efforts and frustration at using a drop spindle for the first time after years of using a wheel (and then years of not using either). Together we’ve developed this, thinking about speed, direction, angle of spin, plying and so on. We do have plans for revision, but only because one of the main components is Tom’s favourite toy and he’s been feeling bereft of it lately. Yep, it’s a drill. Simple as that.

The Spinning Drillwoolly wormhead’s ripping yarns… (via anzweavespin)