Drop Spindles

Unique drop spindles for hand spinners.
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  1. Greek Cross Drop Spindle (Top Whorl & Bottom Whorl)

    Greek Cross Drop Spindle (Top Whorl & Bottom Whorl)

    $29.50

    You choose the position - flexible high/ low whorl drop spindles!

    Wool Tree Mill drop spindles can be used in either the low or high whorl position.

    Wool Tree Mill engineers its drop spindles with most of the weight of the whorl shaped to the outer rim: This adds greatly to the amount of spin time. Another exclusive feature of these drop spindles is the sleek little hooks: Once you try them you will see how they make a difference!

    Wool Tree uses an African Mahogany called Sapele. Sapele starts out a little redder than most mahoganies, but browns with exposure to light (like Cherry). After use it will transform into a red-tinted brown.

    Wool Tree Mill is a family-owned California business and make each spindle in the USA using American hardwoods. Find out more about Wool Tree Mill.

    Read more below about choosing the best size spindle for you.

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  2. Maple Spindle with Walnut Shaft

    Handcrafted Turkish Spindle

    $58.50

    This product is handmade for each order. Allison personally makes each item and will make yours as soon as she can.

     We do have some of Allison Geary's tools already made and ready to ship immediately. Please check out the selection here.

    A superior Turkish Spindle.

    The Turkish drop spindle is a favorite among spinners because you can take it apart for easy portability and wind a center-pull ball with your yarn as you spin it.

    It features a removable double cross-arm instead of a circular whorl. Once you are finished spinning or plying, the spindle slips apart leaving your yarn in a neat ball (see a demonstration in the video below).

    Our drop spindles are each carefully made to order by Allison Geary of Portland, OR. She was trained by Ed Jenkins who passed down the art of how to make an exceptional spindle. Allison spends a lot of time balancing each spindle to give it the longest spin possible. She also takes care to craft a superior fit and finish for each one.

    Spindles weigh 1.0 to 1.5 oz, making them suitable for spinning fingering and sport weight yarns. They are available in a selection of woods for the spindle and shaft. The spindle featured in the photography has a maple spindle and a walnut shaft. Please understand that each spindle is hand crafted and has its own character. The spindle you receive will vary slightly from the photograph.

    This design also features a compression slit where the double-cross arms lay on the shaft. This functions as a pressure release so that when the spindle is dropped, the chance of the arms jamming on the shaft is reduced.

    Free tuft of fiber with every purchase to get you started!

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