Michael Williams - Making Spindles


I make everything I sell, with the exception of the metal clamps for tapestry frames. I try to keep a stock of the standard items. Non-standard and larger items, such as spool winders, inkle looms, are all made to order. Sometimes my order book gets very full, so please have patience .

Here are some images from my workshop - making spindles.

  Turning the shaft on my trusty Tyme lathe; using a steady to stop the shaft distorting.
  Now the whorl
  Signing the whorl - this was a special batch of oak spindles, made for Liz Lovick in Orkney
  Here I am with a bunch of finished spindles.