Wood Turning & Fine Craft Tools by Cynthia D. Haney, Spindle Maker
Top Whorl Spindle
Top whorl drop spindle for hand spinning yarn. These tools have the whorl at the top of the spindle shaft, also known as a high whorl spindle. In use the spindle hangs suspended from the yarn, dropping closer to the floor as you spin more yarn. Each spindle is notched on the whorl to guide the leader to the hook. All are one kind of drop spindles individually signed and numbered by Cynthia D. Haney. Beginners, please shop the beginner friendly spindle group. Yarn thickness relates to spindle weight. A heavier Trunk size spindle can put twist into thick yarn. While a ultra light weight Twig size spindle stops spinning unless the yarn is very thin. Both the Branch middle size and Trunk size spindles can spin a wide range of yarn thickness.