Top Whorl Drop Spindles by Jonathan Bosworth
Our popular well-balanced top-whorl drop spindles are designed to give the longest possible spin. The notched whorls make tracking your fiber easy and Jonathan's hand-made hooks keep your yarn securely in place with no extra wraps. Our four convenient sizes — Featherweight™, Mini™, Midi™ and Maxi™ — offer you the widest range possible in size and function. Whether you're spinning the finest laceweight or durable rug yarns, we have spindles that will be just right for your projects!
"They spin like little tornados!"
Kary Miksis on the Spindlers Group at Yahoo!
Jonathan hand turns these spindles in a variety of native and exotic hardwoods. Sheila polishes the whorls and tests all spindles for balance. Our most popular wood choices include Zebrawood, Purpleheart, Birdseye Maple, Canarywood, Bloodwood and Bocote; we have many more to offer. Our 'Special Spindles' include rare and exotic woods such as Rosewoods, Tulipwood, Black and White Ebony or Karelian Birch, in limited production. Our selection varies as woods are available to us, not all woods are in stock at all times. Looking for something particular — let us know.
We try to update our list of available finished spindles every 2-3 weeks whenever possible.
More spindle whorls are waiting to be polished. Looking for something you don't see listed? Please ask!
In the shop: Jonathan turns spindles two mornings per week on a schedule set by spindle size. A special order can take up to 4 weeks and is also dependent on wood availability; thank you for your understanding.
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Our Frequent Buyer Bonus is back for 2016!
How it works: This offer good on purchases January 1-December 31, 2016.
- buy 4 spindles from us, get any Standard wood spindle at 20% off plus free shipping ($7.25 credit for international orders)
- buy 5 spindles from us, get any Standard wood spindle at 50% off plus free shipping ($7.25 credit for international orders)
Choose the "thank you" that works best for you!
Every spindle you purchase in 2016 counts toward your Frequent Buyer Bonus. Claim your Frequent Buyer Bonus on any of our "Standard" spindles (Premium Spindles & Specialty Spindles count toward FBB rewards, but are not redeemable for FBB rewards). Your 2016 FBB points are redeemable through December 31, 2016.
Special Spindles notices...
- Special spindles — when available — are announced on
and in our Ravelry group.
- The Moosie list is open! The Kauri list is open.