Drop spindles

A drop spindle is not only an excellent entry to the world of hand spinning, it is perfect for taking out and about for spinning on the go or for sampling small quantities of fibre.

Drop spindles can be top whorl (the whorl is near the top of the shaft), bottom whorl (the whorl is near the bottom of the shaft) or Turkish spindles (instead of a whorl there are 2 cross pieces near the bottom of the shaft; the shaft and cross pieces can be removed when the spinning is completed, leaving a ready wound ball of yarn).

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Hedgehog Equipment Top Whorl Drop Spindle


Our Hedgehog Equipment top whorl drop spindles are simple but effective spindles with an oak or ash whorl and a ramin dowel shaft. Ideal for teaching or learning the basics of spindle spinning, for spinning small quantities of fibre or taking on holiday when space is at a premium.
In stock£9.50 (UK P&P £3.50)


Hedgehog Equipment Bottom Whorl Drop Spindle

Our Hedgehog Equipment bottom whorl drop spindles are simple but effective spindles with an oak or ash whorl and a ramin dowel shaft. Ideal for teaching or learning the basics of spindle spinning, for spinning small quantities of fibre or taking on holiday when space is at a premium.
In stock£9.50 (UK P&P £3.50)


Hedgehog Equipment Drop Spindle Kit

Everything you need to start spinning - a Hedgehog Equipment top or bottom whorl drop spindle, illustrated instructions and 100g prepared Welsh fleece from our farm, all in a handy project bag.
In stock£20.00 (UK P&P £3.50)

Louet Top Whorl Drop Spindle

A basic spindle, ideal for beginners and spinning thicker yarns, the Louet top whorl drop spindle is decorated with pictures of sheep's heads. Weight 80g (approx)
out of stock£12.00 (UK P&P £3.50)

Louet Bottom Whorl Drop Spindle

A basic spindle, ideal for beginners and spinning thicker yarns, the Louet bottom whorl drop spindle is decorated with pictures of sheep's heads. Weight 79g (approx)
out of stock£12.00 (UK P&P £3.50)

Louet Octo Drop Spindle

Louet octo drop spindle. A simple top whorl spindle with an octagonal shaped whorl. Spins beautifully.
out of stock £10.00 (UK P&P £3.50)

Majacraft Turkish Spindle Set

The Majacraft Turkish spindle set is simple yet extremely functional. It includes a shaft and 4 sets of arms made from 6mm bamboo ply which weigh 10g, 15g, 20g and 30g respectively (please note, actual spindles may vary slightly in weight). Also included is a fabric bag to store the set when not in use.
out of stock£55.00 (UK P&P £3.50)