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This one-of-a-kind top whorl spindle is a larger spindle perfect for beginners or those with experience wanting to make a bulky yarn. 


Dave Hainrich 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. 


Top: Walnut

Whorl: Walnut

Shaft: Oak


Weight: 2 oz.

Whorl diameter: 4"

Shaft length: 10.25"

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 #4


    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.


    Sorry, shipping is not available at this time. 

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