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Featherweight™ Spindles $48,
Premium woods start at $63*
Narrow height, 2" diameter whorl on a 9" shaft

NOTE:   Shaft trimmed to 7 1/2" length on request.

Weight range: 10-18 g/.35-.64 oz, depending on the wood.  Just the thing for luxury fibers like silk, silk blends, cotton and fine wools!

Visit the Bosworth Spindle Group at Flickr to see many of our available Standard Featherweights, including Birds Eye Maple, Canarywood, Cherry, Mahogany, Red Cedar, Red Oak, Pau Amarillo, Purpleheart, Walnut and Zebrawood; other woods used when available. Colors may vary by monitor; different boards have varying color intensities and grain.

These Standard Featherweight™ spindles are finished with 9"  Birch shafts, ready to test and send. These may be pin-balanced for superb spin.

Weight guide: 10 g = .35 oz; 12 g = .42 oz, 14 g = .5 oz, 17 g = .6 oz

<13 g    none available
13 g    Cherry, Mahogany
14 g    Canarywood, Cherry, Redheart
15 g    Birds Eye Maple, Canarywood, Cherry, Zebrawood
16 g    Bamboo, Birds Eye Maple, Maple, Red Oak, Redheart
17 g    Birds Eye Maple, Canarywood,  Pau Amarillo, Redheart
18+ g    Pau Amarillo,  Purpleheart, Red Oak

This list updated 27 March 2015.

Our standard 9" shaft length is  9" can be trimmed to 7 1/2" on request.
Trimming the longer shaft will take off about 1 gram.

Shaft Options: Hand-turned hardwood shaft, $20, in Bloodwood, Bocote, Cherry, Cochin Rosewood, Kamphi Rosewood, Kingwood, Morado, Tulipwood, or Walnut. We do our best to finish these as quickly as possible; please allow at least 2 weeks waiting time once we have a whorl ready to finish.

Ravelers:  Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for questions about our spindles; I have limited time to spend at Ravelry and your questions are important.

Please provide wood preference in Special Order Instructions on order page.



Paying with PayPal? Just send us an e-mail with your request and delivery address! If you prefer, choose Printable Order in the shopping cart; note PayPal in Special Instructions box and we'll send you a PayPal invoice.  There is no direct link to PayPal; we must generate an invoice for you — thank you!

Featherweight Spindle with 9" Birch shaft

Add a Hand-turned Hardwood Shaft


Premium Featherweights™: On occasion, we use limited-availability woods as they strike Jonathan's fancy. Finished Premium Featherweights™ are $63 each for a standard Birch shaft; $83-88 with a hand-turned shaft. We can suggest a wood to complement or contrast with the whorl of your choice. Some Premium Featherweights™ finish at higher than our 14 g/.5 oz target weight; not all woods available at all times. Most Premium Featherweights™ are finished on a by-request basis, so we do not often have finished Premium spindles available.  When available, occasional Premium Featherweights™ are announced on the This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it list and in our Journey Wheel group on Ravelry.

Ordering Premium Featherweights™: Please This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to find out what is available before placing your order.

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Please see bottom of this page for shipping costs.

Shipping costs will be added on our end. We ship around the world — please ask about delivery to your corner of the fiber universe. Domestic USPS Priority Mail shipping with tracking for a 1-pound package is $5.55-7; $50 insurance provided by USPS; added coverage at your request and cost.  Packages at 12 oz or less may be sent by USPS 1st Class mail, no insurance, no tracking for about $4.

International packages are sent by USPS 1st Class International (Charkhas & Journey Wheels sent by Priority or Express Mail with insurance), $9.15 to Canada for a 12 oz package; $15.40 to Europe, Asia and Australia.  A shipping estimate is always included with confirmation of your order.

6.25% Sales Tax for Massachusetts Residents

We accept payment by check or money order (payable to Jonathan Bosworth), PayPal, MC, VISA & AmEx (charge card minimum $20, please).
We prefer PayPal for International orders.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 March 2015 15:00