Mayan spindle yarn maker, in ash, cherry, or maple wood

$35.00

Shipping to United States: Free


Mayan spinner. These are yarn-making devices which use a "park-and-draft" technique, rather than continuous drafting. They're great for beginners to get a feel for drafting fibers. Due to their small size, they are very portable. And since no weight is applied to the fibers while spinning, any size yarn can be made.

The Mayans supposedly used spinners such as this to spin plant fibers, and occasionally wool.

The "blade" portion is about 8 inches long, 1.5 inches wide, and 1/4 inch thick. The "handle" is about 8 inches long by roughly 5/8 inch diameter. The wood has been sanded smooth, and finished with a paste wax.

These are available in ash, cherry, or maple. Listing is for one spinner (blade and handle) similar to those shown; due to being handmade, and to the nature of wood, no two will be exactly alike.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1-2 weeks

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

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)

Reviews (4)

Average:

Beautiful workmanship - can't wait to learn how to spin with it


This was a gift for my wife for her 40th birthday. She is an expert spinner, who utilizes several different methods. She loves the spindle and that says a lot.


Gorgeous! Exactly what I expected.


I am new to Mayan spinning. I chose the Cherry wood. It is very well made with a beautiful grain. Just from playing with it a little it seems horizontal spinning produces a more uniform yarn. I have been spinning with drop and supported spindles for 7 years so there is definitely a learning curve. It's not as hard on the wrist as I thought it would be. For now I am using park and draft and it's working well. My spindle arrived before the alloted time and was packaged well. Thank you!


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