Spinners have been creating yarn with drop spindles for millennia and we have a wide range of styles from which to choose.
A drop spindle is a simple tool used for spinning fibre into yarn. It consists of a shaft or spindle, which is a thin rod or stick, and a weight called a whorl, which is attached to the bottom of the shaft. The fibre is wrapped around the shaft and the spindle is then twirled between the hands, using the weight of the whorl to add tension to the fibres as they are spun into yarn. Drop spindles have been used for thousands of years and are still used today by spinners of all skill levels. They are a versatile and portable tool that can be used to spin a variety of fibres, including wool, cotton, and silk.