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This top whorl drop spindle is hand turned with a purpleheart whorl and a bird's eye maple spindle. It's 9 & 1/2 inches (24 cm) long with a 7 & 1.2 inch (19 cm) shaft below the whorl and a polished brass hook. The whorl is 2 & 1/4 inches (6 cm) wide and is turned for a rim weighted nice long spin. It weighs 1.33 ounces (37.6 grams) and is notched.

Purpleheart is a dense, exotic hardwood that's a natural purple color. Purple wood? You bet! It's very popular with collectors because of it's unique and lovely color.

The purple really stands out against the maple, and it has lots of depth and shimmer! There are a lot of figured 'eyes' in the birdseye shaft.

If you love this spindle, but would like it in another size, weight or with a bottom whorl, just contact us. We would happy to make one for you!

PayPal, Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards are welcome as well as money orders or personal checks!

USPS First Class mail (2 to 5 days). Shipping insurance is included at no charge! Shipping is the same for Canada as the U.S. All additional items shipped at the same time are Free! International Bidders please contact us for shipping rates and times in transit.

We enjoy both woodturning and fiber arts here at our farm in Maine. Knitting, crocheting and spinning with beautiful, hand-crafted tools makes the experience even more pleasurable. Craft your art with art! Enjoy it!

All of our fiber arts tools are crafted with the care and workmanship that will allow them to become cherished family heirlooms. We like to think that someday, someone's child will be using, and loving, the same tools that were passed down to them from a parent, relative or friend.

Our items are hand-turned from the finest woods. Our technique in finishing the wood makes it sooooo smooth your roving will glide right over it, and it shines like glass.

All our wood is purchased from companies who use sustainable harvesting practices. Even our rarer woods, like zebrawood and ebony. Here at Autumn Hollow we farm with both organic and sustainable methods, and believe these practices are the only future for our world and our growing population's needs.

We stand behind our products and will replace or refund any product you aren't satisfied with.

We enjoy working with nature's gifts of wood, silver, semi-precious stones and also use crystal and glass.

Don't forget to visit our gallery by clicking on the link to our store!

Designed and hand-crafted at Autumn Hollow Farm in Wayne, Maine.

- Autumn Hollow Farm

Drop Spindle in Purpleheart and Bird's Eye Maple by Autumn Hollow Farm


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: purpleheart, birds eye maple, brass
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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