Spindle Stick, oak

+ $5.00 shipping
+ $5.00 shipping
In stock
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States

Made in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio

Item details

10" long spindle stick, or staff, made from oak with the characteristic "belly" of a medieval spindle.

If you would like a 3 pack of differing woods, please see my listings for walnut, cherry or hickory.

All spindles are finished with linseed or tung oil and polished with my beeswax-mineral oil paste polish to protect against moisture and promote grip. Spindles which are notched have been reinforced at the tip with a wood hardener for strength.

Spindles can be custom made to the length you require. One only needs to note the length you wish upon ordering. This will not affect pricing.

All spindles have been tested for balance and come with the yarn spun as a result, which you can use as a lead yarn.

This spindle comes with the option to add a small maintenance kit, limit one per order, which consists of two pieces of sandpaper, a dab of my beeswax-mineral oil polish and a square of flannel for the care and feeding of your spindle. This kit now includes 2-3 clear hair ties to secure the whorl, should you feel the need.

Included is the option to leave your spindle plain or notched. I offer low and high whorl notches, and a spiral notch which is useful for supported spinning. All spiral notch spindles will be made for clockwise spinning, as pictured, unless you request otherwise. A spindle can be notched both high and low upon request.

When taking advantage of the new mix it up three-pack for plying, please indicate which notches you would like. I've added this option for clarity in pricing. Also, if you are ordering a three-pack, and would also like a maintenance kit, please let me know and one will be included at no extra cost.

Spindles are displayed with whorls (sold separately).

Take advantage of my free shipping offer for all orders $50 and over with coupon code 50FREE at checkout

Each spindle now comes in its own convenient reuse-able case made from up-cycled paper which you can use as a travel or storage case.

Average review
It has been fun trying the spindle stick without the notch. I can see myself having an equal amount of notched and un-notched sticks. All her spindles are awesome.
Jan 17, 2018 by Ellen Halseth
Dec 22, 2017 by Erica Darkes
This is very beautiful. I never spun with anything like this and I'm not very good yet, but this feels nice to hold. I'm sure that I'll be learning in no time...
Dec 18, 2017 by LiteratureGal
Beautifully designed and crafted. Spins evenly. Loving it.
Dec 5, 2017 by Diane Linfield
Really well made! Historically on point and easy to work with. It fit my medium Roman whorls just fine.
Nov 9, 2017 by Molly Jones-Lewis

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Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-3 business days
Arrives from the United States
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I ship USPS by default in the size box that best suits your order. If your order must ship via Priority due to size or weight, I will not charge extra but will comp the cost. I am happy to accommodate requests for upgrading shipping.

**International Orders** Buying overseas may incur VAT, for which the buyer is responsible. With this understanding, I offer a discount on all orders $50 or more. Use the 15PERCENTTHX coupon code upon checkout to receive 15% your order to offset the added expense of VAT or customs charges.

When posting a listing it is sometimes difficult to estimate shipping. If, when checking out, your shipping costs seem off, please let me know and I will calculate shipping for you.

I will process all orders within 1-2 business days after payment has cleared.


I am happy to accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Card and PayPal.

Please pay as soon as you can after making your purchase. Delaying payment in excess of 1 week may result in the item being relisted.

Ohio residents please be aware I am required to collect Ohio sales tax.

Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Questions about your order?
Please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Additional return information
I am happy to accept the return of any undamaged item within 14 days of sale date.

If your item arrives damaged, please allow me the opportunity to send you a replacement without further cost to you. My goal is to get you the item you wanted as it was intended!

If you receive an item that is not what you ordered, I will of course accept the return and ship your correct order immediately.

For international orders arriving damaged, please inform me of the customs or VAT you have paid so that I can send you a refund of that amount.

Although, if you have changed your mind before I have shipped your order, I can still cancel or make alterations to a transaction before shipping. Please email asap so I can accommodate your request.

Additional policies

I am happy to take custom orders, and if there is any piece which you wanted but missed out on, or would like in a different stone, I will do my best to accommodate your wishes.

I can also create pieces according to your specifications like weight, shape, e.g if you wanted a piece described in "Prehistoric Textiles" by EJW Barber p. 307, or if you perhaps tell me you would like a conical, flat topped 4 cm diameter and 2 cm deep whorl in, say, soapstone, I can work with that. In cases such as these, I will send photos as a piece progresses in case adjustments or changes are needed.

Please understand, though, that each item is individually made, so while I may attempt to replicate a whorl, there will be small differences here or there.

Custom pieces will take anywhere from a day to a week depending on complexity.

Ordering over the weekend:
Orders placed over the weekend may experience some delay for two reasons. The first is due to USPS hours of operation, and the second is due to my work schedule at my other job. I apologize for any inconvenience this may incur.

I am able to rush orders if needed, so if you are under a time constraint, please let me know so that I can accommodate your needs.

Please note that international buyers are responsible for any customs, VAT or handling charges that their purchase may incur.