To begin learning to drop spin fibers you only need a drop spindle, some fibers, and a few basic instructions. After that, it is all simply a matter of practice.
At Paradise Fibers, we have a large selection of drop spindles for sale.
Spindles can be made from a variety of materials and the types and design of the spindle you choose will determine the final yarn you produce. Drop spindles for spinning lace would not do well to produce a heavier worsted weight yarn. When you first begin to learn to use drop spindles for spinning, a simple bottom whorl drop spindle is always a good choice.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind once you decide to explore hand spinning for a new pastime.