DH made me this top whorl spindle as an extra Christmas pressie. I have the book 'Spinning in the Old Way' by Priscilla Gibbs and thought I would give it a try. It isnt any more difficult than spinning with my usual bottom whorl spindles and I have taken to it quite easily. I love the new shaped hook DH tried out on me and he now has all my other spindles to put the new hooks on!!!