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Spinning/Felting: Top Whorl Spindles

Beaker Button

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Beaker Button is the brain child of Jen Best, who dream of a fiber craft studio to stock fabulous yarns and fibers for discerning yarn enthusiasts. Beaker Button has a very large range of accessories for felting, weaving, knitting, crochet, macrame and more. Some pages contain marked links to Ravelry.

Erieli Knits

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Erieli Knits is dedicated to making knitting, spinning, and crocheting more accessible and inclusive. “We hope to see the crafting community grow, and seek to provide valuable education material for free,” New Jersey dyer and designer Raeli says. “Taking up a new hobby can be daunting and expensive. It is our goal to demystify the fiber world, be a resource for new and potential fiber enthusiasts, and help people find ways to make their new hobby budget-friendly.”

Ranching Tradition Fiber

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In addition to plenty of spinnable fibers, dyes and spinning tools, Kami of Ranching Tradition Fiber of Whitehall, Montana carries beautiful yarns made from local wool, locally spun and dyed. Offerings include everything from full-size spinning wheels to student spindles. There’s a lot to see here.

IST Crafts

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Ian is the Isle of Wight artist behind IST Crafts, which offers beautiful spinning accessories, as well as tapestry bobbins and lace bobbins. I’m particularly taken with the spindles made from pre-decimal British coins. Gorgeous.

Bosworth Spindles

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Wood artisan Jonathan Bosworth has been making beautiful tools for spinners for nearly 40 years. Bosworth drop spindles are known for their superb spin and balance. A variety of woods provide a wide range of available colors and weights.

DyakCraft

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Originally a maker of handmade wood needles and crochet hooks, DyakCraft is now primarily a maker of interchangeable needles and hooks. Most are metal, created from molds based on the original woods after their primary wood source was destroyed by fire, although the handmade wood tools are making a comeback. DyakCraft also sells cloth cases for interchangeable sets. “We use our hands to craft the tools destined to be held in your hands. We design all our tools to be beautiful to the eye and comfortable in the hand,” the site says. Spectacularly beautiful needles and hooks, with cool coated wire cables. Equally lovely spindles.

Walnut Farm Designs

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Anita is the dyer at Walnut Farms Designs. Anita’s family has farmed the same Pennsylvania land since the 1770s, which today supports Walnut Farms’ herd of Bluefaced Leicesters. This shop sells everything from cool stitch markers (I may have bought several of these) to undyed yarns, dyeing supplies, spinning fiber and drop spindles.

Woolbearers

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Woolbearers is a New Jersey yarn and fiber store specializing in hand-painted yarns and rovings. In addition to selling its own hand-painted yarns, the shop carries many of the top brands of yarn, as well as knitting, crochet, spinning and weaving accessories.