|Model||Description||Price||Overall Length x Whorl Diameter||Weight|
|150||Traditional Spindle||Call for Availability||10.5" x 4"||4 ozs|
|151||Square Shaft Spindle||Call for Availability||12" x 4"||3 ozs|
|152||Inexpensive Spindle||Call for Availability||12" x 3.5"||3.5 ozs|
|153||Cotton Spindle||$38||10" x 2.75"||1 oz|
|155||Sudanese Spindle||Call for Availability||12" x 4"||3 ozs|
|160||Navajo Spindle||$65||32" x 5.5"||9 ozs|
|170||Turkish Spindle||$41||16" x 8" (cross arms)||2-4 ozs|
Drop Spindles for Handspinning
Drop Spindles are where most people receive their introduction to spinning. Using them teaches you how to handle the fiber and draw it into yarn. Our spindles are made of hardwood and turned on a lathe to insure prefect balance.
All weights and sizes are approximate.
This spindle with a tapered shaft is the same
basic design that has been used for centuries.
Square Shaft Spindle
This spindle is similar to the Traditional Spindle except it has a square shaft which makes turning the spindle easier.
This spindle is excellent for those who want to learn to spin with very little investment. It is good for teachers and students working on a limited budget. It has an oak whorl and a round shaft with a notch at the top.
This spindle is designed specifically for spinning cotton
fiber. Light weight hardwood is used for the whorl.
is used with the whorl on top and the shaft hanging down. The spindle is turned
by rolling the shaft quickly down the leg. These are particularly good for
spinning a thin yarn quickly.
These are similar to the spindles used by the
Navajo Indians. The spinning process is similar to that of the Great Wheel. They
are ideal for spinning a heavy yarn for that special project.
Turkish or Cross-arm Spindle
This spindle is unique for several reasons. First, it has a square shaft which makes turning the spindle easy. Second, as you spin you wind the spun yarn into a ball on the spindle. Third, the spindle is adjustable for 5 different weights up to 4 oz. Fourth, the spindle has a greater carry than other spindles which makes spinning easier. Fifth, you can stop the spindle from back spinning by moving the arms of the spindle against your leg. This is the most popular, most versatile spindle we sell and the easiest to spin on. Complete with instructions.