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Nice Threads Fiber Studio
Black Mountain, NC 28711
nicethreads@mac.com

Nice Threads Fiber Gallery/Studio
Online Store

  • Fiber - for spinning and felting and embellishments - *SALE*
  • Fabrics - for felting, dyeing and sewing
  • Felting tools
  • Spinning tools - *SALE*



  • Spinning Tools


    End of Year Sale!
    All Drop Spindles and
    Local and NZ Spinning and Felting Fiber
    25 % off, and up!
    Stock up for gifts and winter projects!
    Sale good while supplies last!


    Nice Threads sells basic hand-spinning tools called Drop Spindles. They are inexpensive, easy to learn and get you spinning yarn with ease and mobility. While spinning wheels are great for production spinning, plying and specialty yarns, drop spindles are more accessible and anyone can produce beautiful singles and 2 or 3 ply yarn easily and quickly. Click here to download a flyer with tips and steps for using a drop spindle at home. Or email us to set up a 1 hour class to get you spindling with confidence.

    If you have your heart set on a wheel, we recommend that you attend a spinning circle or wool festival in your area to view and practice on a variety of brands of wheels before you buy one. We can also set up a private class for you to learn on a wheel - see our class list for more information.

    Student/Beginner Drop Spindle

    Made by Ashford Handicrafts. Top whorl, Unfinished.
    A basic large size drop spindle for learning, as well as a solid tool for bulky yarn spinning and plying. Well balanced and easy to use.
    2.1oz; whorl diameter: 3.25"; shaft length under whorl 9.25"
    *SALE* - $9.00
    Quantity:






    Sampler Niddy-Noddy

    Made by Ashford Handicrafts. A niddy noddy takes your spun yarn and creates a 1 yarn skein for storage. It holds about 1-2 ounces of yarn, about a spindle-full. Disassembles when not in use. A good travelling tool.
    *SALE* - $19.00
    Quantity:




    Hand-turned Drop Spindles

    Made by WNC woodturners, to Nice Threads' specifications. These spindles are one of a kind.
    SALE on WNC hand-crafted spindles


    Hand turned by David Kaylor. Sapelo whorl with Maple shaft. Top Whorl.
    A smaller spindle, suitable for finer yarns and lighter fibers, like fine wools, silk and alpaca.
    1.36 oz; whorl diameter: 2.25"; shaft length under whorl 6.25"
    $70.00
    SALE PRICE $56.00

    Hand turned by David Kaylor. Maple whorl with Heart pine shaft. Bottom Whorl*.
    A smaller spindle, suitable for finer yarns and lighter fibers, like fine wools, silk and alpaca.
    1.2 oz; whorl diameter: 2.325"; shaft length under whorl 6.5"
    $65.00
    SALE PRICE $49.00

    Hand turned by David Kaylor. Bella Rosa whorl with Red Heart shaft. Top Whorl.
    A smaller spindle, suitable for finer yarns and lighter fibers, like fine wools, silk and alpaca.
    1.29 oz; whorl diameter: 2.625"; shaft length under whorl 6.25"
    $75.00
    SALE PRICE $56.00


    Hand turned by David Kaylor. Bella Rosa whorl with Red Heart shaft. Top Whorl.
    A medium size spindle, suitable for lace and sport weight yarns. All fibers.
    1.64 oz; whorl diameter: 2.75"; shaft length under whorl: 7.25"
    $78.00
    SALE PRICE $58.50

    Hand turned by David Kaylor. Cherry whorl and shaft. Top Whorl.
    A medium size spindle, suitable for sport and DK weight yarns. All fibers.
    1.82 oz; whorl diameter: 2.825"; shaft length under whorl: 7"
    $70.00
    SALE PRICE $52.50

    Hand turned by David Kaylor. Red Heart whorl and Maple shaft. Top Whorl.
    A medium size spindle, suitable for DK and worsted weight yarns. All fibers.
    2.4 oz; whorl diameter: 3.325"; shaft length under whorl: 7"
    $75.00
    SALE PRICE $52.50

    Hand turned by David Kaylor. Brazilian cherry whorl and Maple shaft. Top Whorl.
    A heavier size spindle, suitable for worsted and bulky weight yarns. All fibers.
    3.8 oz; whorl diameter: 4.25"; shaft length under whorl: 8"
    $85.00
    SALE PRICE $64.00


    * Bottom whorl spindles can be more challenging for beginners, but the only difference in practice is how you run the yarn from the supply of spun yarn (the cop) up the shaft to the hook. The benefit of bottom whorl spindles is that they are more stable (less wobbly) when a large amount of yarn is in the cop.











    Updated 11/24/16