Using a drop spindle to spin wool or any other fibre

A drop spindle is a cheap and easy way to start spinning wool or any other fibre. It gives you a little bit more control than using a wheel and sometimes people prefer to use a drop spindle, particularly for spinning finer yarn. You can watch Shiela use a drop-spindle in the video below. For more information about drafting, also visit Getting started.

drop spindle starter kit

Spindles and kits

A range of drop spindles and starter kits with spindles, fibre, books. Spindles and kits

Start Spinning book

Spinning books

A range of books about spinning and carding, for beginner, improver, advanced, as well as carding, dyeing, weaving, felting. Spinning books

Ashford Traveller spinning wheel

Spinning wheels

A range of Ashford wheels, either delivered quickly to your door, or assembled and waxed for free. Spinning Wheels

Hand Spinning News

Hand Spinning News

Hand Spinning News is out around the 15th of each month with a round-up of fibrey features, freebies and fun.

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