Cynthia Wood Spinner

Wood Turning & Fine Craft Tools
Cynthia D. Haney
Spindle Maker

Osage Orange and Walnut wood tiny top whorl drop spindle for spinning lace handmade by Cynthia D. Haney>
The 231st spindle I have turned. It is Twig size a top whorl of Osage Orange on a Walnut 7 1/4" x 1/4" shaft weighing 0.26 oz. 7.2g

Where to find my work.

Powhatan's Festival of Fiber CANCELED sorry. See you April 24, 2021 instead.
Fall Fiber Festival of Virginia See you October 3 & 4, 2020.
Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair October 23 - 25, 2020.

Spindle making on TV, see the video, my local PBS station did an interview in the workshop.

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Tool for making yarn in cherry a high whorl drop spindle handmade turned by Cynthia D. Haney.  Signed number 156 weighing 2.25 oz.
The one hundred and fifty sixth drop spindle I have hand turned. This one is a top whorl of Cherry on a Cherry shaft in my Trunk Size. It weights two and one quarter ounces.
Walnut bowl hand turned by Cynthia D. Haney.
Walnut hand turned bowl with sapwood accent.

Why I make spindles. I prefer beautiful quality tools. I started hand spinning in 2011. Wanting my dream drop spindle I learned how to use the lathe and made it myself. Every tool I turn comes straight from my imagination and becomes functional art. Then it has to meet perfectionist standards for function and execution. Every step is hands on, no duplicators or automated machines involved. I sign all the tools with my initials, CDH in an interlocked monogram. Each drop spindle is marked with the date, weight, and numbered in the order made.

Any spindle requests or questions please email me:
I want satisfied customers whose tools work well. Please let me know if you are having a problem so I can work with you to resolve it.

Cynthia's Cynthia Wood Spinner booth at Powhatan's Festival of Fiber 2018

© Cynthia Haney 2020.