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These one-of-a-kind top whorl drop spindles are a larger spindle perfect for beginners or those with experience wanting to make a bulky yarn. 


Dave Hainrich of North of 48 Custom Woodworking has created a limited series of beautiful one-of-a-kind wooden top whorl drop spindles for us. These are truly heirloom quality spindles that are not only made locally but also feature local materials. Dave has prioritized using Ontario wood species and each spindle features three different types of wood. Dave has used wood left over from other projects, when possible, which reduces wood waste. 


Please see the specifications posted with each spindle to learn about the wood species used as well as the dimensions and weight of the spindle. 

Each spindle has been tested for balance.


Maker: Made by Dave Hainrich at North of 48 Custom Woodworking

Made in Thunder Bay, Ontario (Made in Canada)


Beverly has made a roving mini-bump from a Romney cross sheep breed to accompany each spindle. We were able to source the wool from a sheep farm in Thunder Bay (as we do not raise this particular breed). This breed’s wool is considered to be a good choice when learning how to spin using a drop spindle as it is forgiving. It has not been dyed and the images show the natural colour of the wool fibre. These have been processed on our Belfast Mini-Mill equipment and as such, will have a small amount of vegetable matter (e.g. straw) as we do not "scour" the wool. 

Top Whorl Drop Spindle


    If you are not satisfied with the spindle, we accept returns within 30 days and will issue a 100% refund as long as the spindle and wool roving is still in "As New" condition. Shipping charges will not be refunded and return shipping is paid for by the customer.


    Customers can choose to pick-up at the farm or the Thunder Bay Country Market, or can choose delivery to the Thunder Bay area (if eligible). Once you have placed your order, you will receive a follow-up email when your order is ready to arrange a mutually convenient pick-up or delivery time.


    We offer a flate rate for standard shipping within Canada.


    We do our best to represent colours accurately, however not all screens are calibrated the same and colour may appear differently in person. Please note that small scale processing like this means there will still be a small amount of vegetable matter in the wool (hay or straw bits). While we try our best, it is not possible for it to be 100% removed. We hope you see the occasional piece of straw as a reminder that your wool has come from a local family farm and that it has been hand-processed in small batches in our on-site wool mill without the use of harsh chemicals.

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