Bosworth Spindles & Charkhas

Fiber Equipment, Tools & Supplies


How to Shop

Online Store:
Call: (978) 264-0584


Saturday, May 1, 9:30a-5p (with occasional breaks)

Sunday, May 2, 9:30a-5p (with occasional breaks)

Discount/Special Offer

FREE domestic shipping for orders over $125 (excluding charkhas) placed during MDSW May 1-2, 2021. We accept most charge cards or we can send you a PayPal invoice. Please use code 125MDSW.

About Us

Wood artisan Jonathan Bosworth has been making beautiful tools for spinners for nearly 40 years. His top-whorl drop spindles are known around the globe for their superb spin and balance. A variety of domestic, exotic, and reclaimed woods provide a wide range of available colors and weights for beginning spinners and professionals alike.

Jonathan’s charkhas are also known for their exquisite craftsmanship and are as beautiful as they are functional. Conveniently portable, they are available in book and attache sizes.

Bosworth Spindles offers a wide variety of outstanding handmade tools including shuttles, niddy-noddies, bobbins for Journey Wheels, and carrying bags for our charkhas. We also stock tutorial books and DVDs as well as wood and hand care products. We aim to provide all the tools you need for your spinning passion — you just provide the hands and the fiber!

Visit us online to learn more:

Contact Information

29 Main Street
Acton, MA 01720

(978) 264-0584
please call between 9 AM and 7 PM Eastern Time.

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2022 Catalog Cover Artist

Susan Due Pearcy has lived in the Agricultural Reserve in Barnesville, Maryland for 27 years and enjoys having sheep grazing next door and fibre artist friends nearby. She is continually inspired in her art and life by the natural beauty of her surroundings and works plein air in oil and pastel and creates her printmaking in Sugarloaf Studio behind her home...

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If you didn't brave the weather to come to last week's festival, but still want a festival t-shirt, you're in luck. Our online store at is being restocked with 2022 merchandise and should be ready by Monday, May 16, 2022 (they just need a little time to unpack the boxes that came back from the festival and see what's what). If memory serves, they will have two colors of short sleeve tees, a long sleeve tee, hats, aprons, fleece vests, sling bags and cinch sack/backpacks. Sorry, the large canvas tote bags are all gone.The online store is at You can also purchase these items in person at the Ceresville New Holland, Inc./Sheepman Supply Co. showroom in Frederick, Maryland. #mdsw2022 #festivalgear ... See MoreSee Less
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If you or anyone else receives an email claiming to be able to sell you a list of attendees of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, please ignore it as IT IS A SCAM. It has come to our attention that companies are emailing some of the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival’s exhibitors and attendees, claiming to offer our attendee email list. This is a common occurrence with large conferences and trade shows in recent years.It is our policy to NEVER sell, rent, or share attendee contact information. No company is authorized to distribute or sell any email lists of Festival attendees. The Festival is not providing this list nor generating these messages. How did they get your email? Software programs can crawl websites in search of email addresses that are listed on them (identifiable by the @ sign).If you receive an email offering to sell you a list of Festival attendees, do not respond to it. By responding—even with a request to unsubscribe—you confirm that your email address is a valid one, which may increase the likelihood that you’ll be contacted again. ... See MoreSee Less
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This little lost lamb kid's mitten was turned in to the Lost & Found and would like to find it's mate. There is also a handmade shawlette someone might be missing, along with the usual random assortment of items -- reading glasses, etc. -- and, no surprise, a folding umbrella and a pair of rubber boots. Message me or email if any of these sound like they might belong to you, or if there is something else you would like me to check for. #mdsw2022 #lostandfound ... See MoreSee Less
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