Most interesting of all is the different methods that each spinner uses.Scroll to the end of this post for some great videos on Russian spindle spinning
Here is my attempt after much practice. Notice the wonderful ceramic bowl from Heidispottery.
I've also been spinning some Romney/Corriedale on a top whorl. Just this morning I set about to ply it:
Videos on Supported Spindle Spinning
Beth Smith: Russian Spindle
Amanda: Supported Spindle