Contact Cynthia

Cynthia Dianne Haney at her wood lathe holding a skew chisel and a top whorl drop spindle.  Showing the spindle maker in her element, wearing a handspun hand knit sweater made entirely with her spindles.

I am Cynthia D. Haney the wood turner and owner of Cynthia Wood Spinner. I turn wood on my lathe, pictured above, and carve it by hand. Away from the workshop I spin with my spindles, knit, crochet, and sew.

Email is a great way to contact me:
Snail mail:
Cynthia D. Haney
1601 Falling Rock Dr.
Amherst, VA 24521
Located in the community of Tye River, Nelson County, Virginia, USA
Phone: 1-434-282-8461

Social Media

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I have a Facebook Page. More pictures and information can be found there, also announcements between newsletters. Likes and shares are appreciated.

Follow me on Pinterest. It is a great way to show off your collection or dream collection of my work.

Follow me on Instagram @Cynthia_Wood_Spinner. Hashtag #Cynthia_Wood_Spinner.

YouTube Channel Cynthia Wood Spinner.


My business, Cynthia Wood Spinner, is licensed in Nelson County, VA and registered for Virginia Sales Tax. As a result Virginia customers have 5.3% tax added.

Wood changes color over time, this may take many years. In most cases I can describe the potential final color. Any metal such as spindle hooks changes color as patina develops.

Custom Orders:

All custom orders require a nonrefundable deposit up to half the expected price, at least $20. I cannot guarantee an exact spindle weight or grain pattern until it is finished. I will keep you informed during the process.
Email me with your request including type of tool, preference for wood(s), size, shape, weight, and intended use. It helps if you say what you like about the tools I have already made. Use the gallery for ideas. Let me know if you have a specific time frame in mind and how you prefer to be contacted with progress updates. I will contact you to clarify details, price, deposit, and timing. Shipping cost or pick up is your responsibility on custom work (store shipping promotions and/or coupons do not apply to custom orders). Once I receive your deposit I will get to your order as soon as possible. When I finish turning your item(s) I will contact you for full payment. You would lose your deposit if you decline to complete the order, don’t pay the balance, or are unreachable for three months upon completion. If that occurs I will sell the item(s) in my store.

Festivals see me in person

Local festival the first full weekend in October at James Madison’s Montpelier where you can find my booth. Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia. I have been there with at least my drop spindles since 2012.

Near Asheville, NC the last weekend in October Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair aka SAFF. I have been in the Davis Arena since 2017.


Nothing is better than getting to spin in person and learn from each other. My local guild is Central Virginia Fiberarts Guild we meet in Charlottesville, Virginia.
I am also a member of Clotho’s Handspinners the spinning guild in Richmond, Virginia.