Category Archive: Drop Spindle

Information on Drop Spindles, Supported Spindles, and other Hand Spindles

May 22

An Introduction to Drop Spindles

Fruit vendor using a supported spindle

History It is assumed that the Drop Spindle was developed from an even older device called a hand spindle. The first instances of spinning was probably from a person rolling the fiber together on their leg. Later the fiber would be attached to a stick so you could roll a section of fiber. Then wind …

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Apr 02

My First Drop Spindle

Top Whorl Drop Spindle

So back in November of 2011, I was introduced to a drop spindle at The Louisiana Renaissance Festival. She wasn’t the prettiest spindle of the bunch, nor was she the most stable. What she was though was mine. I started that first weekend of that month and it has been a journey that has become …

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