Wheel & Spindle Makers

This collection of URLs is maintained in an effort to make information available to the textile community.

If you would like to have a site listed, please send email to: Rosemary Brock

Adam's Woodshop
2550 CTY RD II, Rudolph, WI 54475-9409, 715.344.4104. Alden Amos
Alden Amos is a talented, complex wheelmaker. He's made some excellent wheels; one of which I own. Please check out his site to see the variety of wheels charkas, and spindles he makes.

Ashford Wheels
Ashford makes a whole list of wheels: Traditional, Traveller, Joy, Elizabeth, Country Spinner, and the Electronic Spinner.

The Great Yarn Loft Company introduces the "pvc wheel" made by Nels Wiberg.

Bauernhof Fiber Wheels
Located in Oregon, they produce a wheel made out of salvedged oak.

Baynes Spinning Wheels
Located in New Zealand.

Butterfly Electric Spinner
Jean and Jerry Womack, 5616 Crandall=Lanesville Road, NE, Georgetown, IN 47122, 812.366.3406

By Our Hands
Previously, this company was known by Ellwood Glassworks. Still making glass-whorl spindles.

Columbine Spinning Products
9341 Currey Road, Dixon, CA 95620, 707.249.3276

Cooper Woodcraft
PO Box 4252 Medford, Oregon 97501

Country Craftsman
Joseph Franzek, Jr., Littleton, MA, 978.486.1039, ecfranzek@earthlink.net. Mr. Franzek is no longer making wheels, but has some parts are still available.

They make a Shetland-style upright wheel out of cherry.

They make electric spinners and spinning wheels.

Golding Ring Spindles, Wheels, and Accessories
Located in Vermont, Tom Golding makes beautiful wheels and other tools for spinners and knitters.

Grace Spinning Wheel
Mike and Maggie Keeves, 88 Valley, R.D.1 Wakefield, Nelson, New Zealand. Phone/fax (64-3) 541 8461, mkeeves@clear.net.nz.

Grafton Spindles
Located in Vermont, Tom and Linda Diak produce various spindles including spindles painted with different breeds of sheep.

Greensleeves Spindles
Elizabeth & Bart Dailey, 4505 North Canyon Road Provo Ut, 84604

Fife, Scotland. Here's a picture of one of the wheels.

Halla Spindles
This firm makes a variety of polymer clay spindles.

The low-whorl spindles come in several different flavors, including production, standard, supported, and Turkish. They also make the Kaari and the Lady Ann.

Louise Heite's Icelandic Spindles
From Iceland, Louise Heite has a high-whorl spindle made out of birch.

Herran Wheels & Looms
San Jose, CA 95111,408-227-1402 maureen@cadence.com

Indigo Hound
Delta, PA 17314,717-456-7645.

Christine Jordan's site has some reviews on his wheels. WI, I think. 608-254-2605.

Journey Wheel
This portable wheel is based on the design of a book charka. Jonathan & Sheila Bosworth, 29 Main St, Acton MA 01720, 978.264.0584

Located in Corinth, KY, they make spindles.

Kromski Spinning Wheels
New Voyager Trading is now importing these wheels from Poland.

The Lady Guenhwyvar
Made by Denny of Lehigh Valley. This a pretty wheel.

Lendrum Spinning Wheels
RR4, Odessa, ON K0H 2H0, Canada. They make both single- and double-treadle models.

Lollipop Spindles
These are fairly small (~1 ounce) spindles with handpainted whorls.

They make about six different models of wheels.

Oropi Road, RD.3, Tauranga, New Zealand. Majacraft makes four wheels: the new Rose, Susie, Tiny Tim, and Saxonie.

The Merlin Tree
2093 Barton Rd, W. Glover, Vermont, 05875, 802.754.6433. They make two Canadian-style wheels, are Ashford dealers, and repair old wheels.

Mongold Spindles
This is just about an industructable spindle. It it made out of a recyled material, has a lovely hook, and comes in two sizes. Bouzeman, MT 59715, 406-586-3794.

Norsk Fjord Fiber
They carry several different spindles, including several top-whorl spindles.

Ray's Spinning Accessories
Located in Canada, Ray makes various tools for spinners.

The Misty Mountain site has information on the Reeves' wheels. As does Christine Jordan's site.

Robin Spinning Wheels
Located in Dayton, ME.

Rock Springs Fibers
Located in Tennessee, this farm carries their own line of spindles.

Ray Tharp, 4660 Glen Echo Way, Central Point, OR 97502, 541.664.3602, raynjudi-tharp@charter.net

Russ' Spinning Wheel Collection
This gentleman has the most amazing collection of wheels I've ever seen!

Barry sent me a very nice image of the single-tredle wheel, showing the parts labeled (and where to oil them!).

Singing Spindle Spinnery
Located in Vermont, the member of the Vermont Crafts group lists that they make spinning wheels.

David Reed Smith
David produces 5 different spindles (last count).

The Wool Room and Miller Hill Limited make this electronic spinner.

They make several wheels including a double-treadle wheel and a double-wheel model. Christine Jordan's site has a photo of a couple of his wheels, including the Leicester. Wheel Lodge, 159 Main Street, Ashfordby, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, England, Tel:01664 812320.

James B. Watson Spinning Wheels
8542 Emard Terrace, Sidney, BC V8L 1K3, Canada, 250.656.6522

Weaving Southwest
Formally known as Rio Grande Weavers, they're located in Taos, NM. They make a tredle-driven spindle wheel -- great for spinning rug wefts. And a new electric spinner/bobbin winder.

Wharncliffe Wood and Wheel Works
Located in Thessalon, ON, Canada, David Syme produces several different wheels.

Windsor Farms
This business produces some high-whorl spindles.

Located in BC, Canada, Susan makes an 18-inch drop spindle.

Wooly Designs
This firm makes a variety of spindles.

Wooly Winders
Designs by Robert Lee & Son, PO Box 941, Oregon City, OR 97045, 503.810.1388

Wyatt Wheels
4315 Heather Wood, San Antonio, TX 78217, 210.657.6177, This firm makes charkas, great wheels, and spinning wheels.

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