About Supported Spindles

Supported spindles are designed to spin while being “supported” which means placing the spindle on a surface, such as a support bowl or ceramic dish. This then has the benefit of being able to use super fine fibers and yarns that a drop spindle would have trouble spinning without breaking.

Supported spindles are designed to be used by advanced users as there is a bit more technique in play compared to drop spindles. All our spindles are tested to have the best spin characteristics possible with as little pressure as possible, meaning they will spin for a very long time with one flick.