Support spindles are hot this year! In fact, our Tibetans sell out as fast as we can make them due to their exceptional spin times.
Supported spindles are used, as the name suggests, with the tip resting on a surface, usually a small bowl. These spindles vary in size and shape across the world, depending greatly on what type of fiber and yarn they were made to spin.
Supported spindles are usually used to produce a woolen-style yarn. The spindle can be manipulated with one hand as fibers are spun using a long draw, either supported, unsupported, or a bit of both. This makes them a perfect tool for spinning short-staple fibers such as cotton, yak, camel, and cashmere.
Here are some examples of our support spindles. Each True Creations spindle is unique. The whorls are turned from sustainable hardwoods that come from around the world. Our selection and availability of woods is always changing. We specialize in making great Tibetan Spindles, Russian Spindles, Orenburg Spindles (for lace weight fiber), Micro Spindles and Navajo Spindles (on request). Paired with our properly dished wooden support bowls, your True Creations support spindle will fast become your favorite support spindle.