Top whorl drop spindle set with a matching base or display stand, woods ambrosia maple and black walnut. Apple hand turned yarn bowl, cherry mini size niddy-noddy. Branch size bottom, low, whorl spindle to be used supported or suspended in black walnut. Set of trunk, branch, and twig size top whorl drop spindles with matching holder, woods tulip poplar on curly ash. All made by Cynthia D. Haney in her Virginia, USA workshop.

Welcome to Cynthia Wood Spinner

Learn how to use the fiber art tools.

How to spin yarn on a top whorl drop spindle using wool roving.  Spindle and instructions and hands by Cynthia D. Haney

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Where to see Cynthia?


Wood yarn bowl as example of hand turned gift items for the fiberartist in your life.


Nostepinne for winding a center pull ball of yarn by hand.  Handmade by Cynthia D. Haney in black walnut, maple, and tulip poplar woods on a purple background.

Why I make spindles

I, Cynthia D. Haney, prefer beautiful quality tools. I started hand spinning in 2011. Wanting my dream drop spindle I learned how to use the lathe and made it myself. Every tool I turn comes straight from my imagination and becomes functional art. Then it has to meet perfectionist standards for function and finish. Every step is hands on, no duplicators or automated machines involved. I sign all the tools with my initials, CDH in an interlocked monogram. Each spindle is marked with the date, weight, and numbered in the order made.

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I want satisfied customers whose tools work well. Please let me know if you are having a problem so I can work with you to resolve it. I also teach spinning classes. Contact me for more details.

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Mini, 12", and Sample, 18", size niddy-noddy handmade by Cynthia D. Haney from her unique design including a comfortable handle to grip.  Woods shown are cherry and tulip poplar