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Spindles

Spindles... Lots of Drop Spindles!

Spindle spinning can be a lot of fun and is a good entree into the world of hand spinning yarn.  Spinning with a spindle can actually be relaxing and hey, people have been using spindles for 1000s of years, so you can surely do it.


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WHAT YOU NEED TO GET STARTED WITH A SPINDLE:


Nice to have, in ranked order:

  1. Swift and either ball-winder or nostepinne
  2. Spinning gauge or Control Card
  3. More Fiber!
Spindle Kits

Spindle Kits

Spindle Kits A great way to get started or get someone else started!

Ashford Spindles

Ashford Spindles

From the basic Student Spindle to the Turkish Spindle, Ashford has several basic no frills spindle to chose from.

Avi Wasserman Spindles

Avi Wasserman Spindles

Avi spindles are gorgeous and have a distinctive Israeli flair. All Avi spindles are unique and may vary spindle to spindle.

Babe Spindles

Babe Spindles

From the maker of The Babe spinning wheel, yet another entree into spinning with a low priced top whorl drop spindle.

Butterfly Girl Spindles

Butterfly Girl Spindles

Butterfly Girl spindles are handmade from resin, glass & polymer clay with hardwood shafts and sterling silver or gold filled hooks.  Each spindle is handmade and unique.  No two exactly alike

Cascade Spindles

Cascade Spindles

Cascade Spindle Company presents a series of spindles that represent the Cascade Mountain range.

Dawning Dreams Spindles

Dawning Dreams Spindles

Dawning Dreams spindles are handmade of bamboo wood (a renewable resource that she loves). Different gemstones are applies on the Worsted and Sport weight spindles to create a unique design that spins very nicely!

Greensleeves Spindles

Greensleeves Spindles

Beautifully handcrafted, these spindles are also well balanced and a joy to spin on.

Harvey Brook Farm

Harvey Brook Farm

Made by our friend George Mason, who used to live in Kentucky, these spindle are very well balanced and expertly handcrafted.  They are all nicely balanced and spin for a good long time; and are finished satiny-smooth, a pleasure to handle.



Heavenly Handspinning

Heavenly Handspinning

Heavenly Hand-spinning Spinning was born out of a desire to offer people an alternative to what is available in spinning wheels today. It is their sincere desire to offer quality, affordable products. They would like for as many people as possible to enjoy the art of wheel spinning and hand-spinning. 

Houndesign Spindles

Houndesign Spindles

All Houndesign products are handmade in Vancouver, BC, Canada. They have a non-toxic, food safe finish, which is hand buffed.

IST Crafts Spindles

IST Crafts Spindles

All of Ian's Drop Spindles are hand turned from selected hard woods. From the finely turned shafts to the shaped whorl he takes pride in their creation. Hand Made in Isle of Wight in England.

KCL Woods Spindles

KCL Woods Spindles

Each beautiful KCL spindle is handcrafted by Ken Ledbetter, carefully finished and has been tested for precision balance and superior "spinnability". Ken's spindles include; Colored Inlay Spindles- with decorative inlays from stones, granules and a variety of products; Stone Inlay Spindles, with a hand polished stone in the whorl; and Button Inlay Spindles, with decorative buttons, usually vintage or antique, inlayed in the whorl. He specializes in many, one of a kind Spindles - signed and numbered.

Kick Spindles

Kick Spindles

This spindle/wheel is also called Mother Marion's Magnificent Spinning Machine. This type of wheel was developed in 1981 and named after the inventor's mother-in-law.

Kokovoko Spindles

Kokovoko Spindles

These spindles are consistently favored by avid spindlers worldwide. Try them, and you'll see why! They're simple, elegant, inexpensive, and excellent performers.

Kromski Spindles

Kromski Spindles

These top whorl spindles are great for beginners and for general purpose spindle spinning! Available in four finishes: walnut, clear, mahogany and unfinished. Weight: 3oz. Length: 12 inches. Whorl 4". Can be used as top or bottom whorl spindle by swapping the hook.

Kundert Spindles

Kundert Spindles

Kundert spindles hand turns each drop spindle one at a time for the most discriminating hand spindler.  These drop spindles are made from domestic and exotic wood combinations for eye appeal and hand-spinning properties.

Louet Spindles

Louet Spindles

For an inexpensive top or bottom whorl drop spindle for the beginner, try the Louet. Louet also makes 2 Drop Spindle Kit's.

Medieval Spindles

Medieval Spindles

These pewter whorls are based on 13th to 15th century lead spindle whorls found in English museums and private collections. They weigh approximately 24 grams (less than 1 oz.). and diameter is1".

Navajo Spindles

Navajo Spindles

The Navajo spindle is an example of a supported spindle and are commonly used by the Navajo and Pueblo Indian nations. The spinner sits on the floor or in a chair with the bottom part of the shaft resting on the ground and the top part on the thigh and the spindle is rolled up the thigh.

Riley Wood & Fiber Art Turkish Spindles

Riley Wood & Fiber Art Turkish Spindles

From Spokane Washington, these spindles are handmade from exotic wood for the discerning spinner. They are available in 3 sizes. Very light and beautiful!

Schacht Spindles

Schacht Spindles

Schacht Hi-Lo Spindles are good beginner spindles for spinning wool.

Sistermaide Spindles

Sistermaide Spindles

Handcrafted Drop Spindles from Sistermaide - All whorls are individually hand made. Each has it's own character. Made in U.S.A

Spindle Kits & Accessories

Spindle Kits & Accessories

Spindlewood Spindles

Spindlewood Spindles

Spindlewood spindles are impeccably finished and they spin forever! Spindlewood fans love to show off their beauties. Every piece is hand made so there are no two that are going to be identical. Both the whorl and shaft are hand-turned and detailed. The shafts start out as square stock and are ornate on both ends. Dowels are not used. These Spindles are not mass produced. All pieces are handmade and hand rubbed to a fine finish. 

Support Spindle

Support Spindle

The Support Spindle is a modern version of the spindle that you can spin almost anywhere. Machined brass base housing ball bearings supports the whorl and flexible shaft.

Tahkli Spindles

Tahkli Spindles

These lightweight support spindles are good for spinning cotton and fine fibers.

Turkish Spindles

Turkish Spindles

The Turkish drop spindle features a double cross-arm instead of a circular whorl. The turkish style drop spindle is fun & easy to use plus, when your finished spinning or plying, the spindle slips apart leaving your yarn in a neat ball.

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