Here’s an 8-minute video showing the very basics of drop spindle spinning, using a low whorl spindle made from hardware store materials (a dowel and a drawer pull) and some midgrade commercial wool fiber. Multiple angles, closer view of hand actions, hopefully functional descriptions of the process! This is aimed at helping out anybody who just has never seen this done at all, or anybody who wants to see how it could work with very inexpensive materials. Numerous of the techniques are Peruvian; everything is moving slow so as to be as visible as possible.
And for those of you who have asked if I ever do it, I’ve demonstrated dropping a spindle. 😉