Sunday, August 23, 2015

New Handspinning Tools on Etsy


We will have an update to our Etsy shop tomorrow, Monday, at 2pm Pacific time that will include a carved moose antler spindle, four alternative ivory spindles and an acorn spindle. If our unreliable internet goes down we will post the new spindles as soon as possible. We are trying to get some last minute camping, fishing and other fun things like house painting done before winter arrives and this just works best for us. Until further notice, we will only be posting new items on Mondays.

Monday, August 17, 2015

New Alternative Ivory Support Spindles


These three support spindles are Dave's latest handspinning tools. They each feature an alternative ivory whorl that has been intricately carved with one of his signature motifs. The wood used for the shaft of each support spindle is katalox. These spindles have already been sold in our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy shop, but if you are interested in buying one, please join our Facebook group or our Ravelry group for updates on upcoming listings.


Sunday, August 09, 2015

Handi-Wind Wooden Tatting Shuttle©


Dave has specially designed this "Handi-Wind" tatting shuttle with a screw-in finger hold that aides in loading the shuttle without slipping out of your hand. It is particularly useful for tatters with arthritis and those who just have "all thumbs". To help keep track of the handle, Dave has added an eye and jump ring so it can be worn around the neck with a cord or ribbon.

This shuttle is 2 3/8 inches long and was handcrafted out of red leaf curly maple, and the handle is walnut. Dave has adorned one side of this shuttle with a pyrographed oak leaf and acorn.

The Handi-Wind Wooden Tatting Shuttle©

Mini Brazilian Ebony and Jatoba Tibetan Support Spindle


The 1 3/8 inch whorl of this Tibetan style support spindle was crafted from Brazilian ebony. The 9 1/2 inch shaft and tip have been crafted from jatoba. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 1.1 oz. (30 grams).

When constructing his spindles, Dave mounts the spindle whorl blank on the shaft, and then turns and shapes the whorl and shaft together to achieve a well balanced spindle. In addition, he further spin balances each spindle by embedding a counterweight, when needed, in the whorl.

Lightweight Hard Maple and Jatoba Tibetan Support Spindle


The 1 3/4 inch whorl of this Tibetan style support spindle was crafted from hard maple. The 10 1/2 inch shaft and tip is jatoba. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 0.9 oz. (26 grams). Dave has adorned the whorl with a pyrographed oak leaf motif.

When constructing his spindles, Dave mounts the spindle whorl blank on the shaft, and then turns and shapes the whorl and shaft together to achieve a well balanced spindle. In addition, he further spin balances each spindle by embedding a counterweight, when needed, in the whorl.


Carved Moose Antler and Katalox Tibetan Support Spindle


**Due to export restrictions of wildlife materials, we cannot ship products crafted from antler outside of the U.S.**

This beautiful Tibetan style support spindle has a 1 1/2 inch moose antler whorl that Dave has carved with his signature leaf motif. He crafted the 10 1/2 inch long shaft from katalox. The weight of this spindle is 1.4 ounces (41 grams).

When constructing his spindles, Dave mounts the spindle whorl blank on the shaft, and then turns and shapes the whorl and shaft together to achieve a well balanced spindle. In addition, he further spin balances each spindle by embedding a counterweight, when needed, in the underside of the whorl. He also spin balances them in one of our ceramic inserts.

**Moose antlers are naturally shed each year, so no moose were harmed to create this spindle.**

Carved Moose Antler and Katalox Bead Whorl Support Spindle



**Due to export restrictions of wildlife materials, we cannot ship products crafted from antler outside of the U.S.**

This beautiful bead whorl support spindle has a 1x1 1/2 inch moose antler whorl that Dave has carved with a rose and leaf motif. He crafted the 10 1/2 inch long shaft from katalox. The weight of this spindle is 1.4 ounces (41 grams).

When constructing his spindles, Dave mounts the spindle whorl blank on the shaft, and then turns and shapes the whorl and shaft together to achieve a well balanced spindle. In addition, he further spin balances each spindle by embedding a counterweight, when needed, in the underside of the whorl. He also spin balances them in one of our ceramic inserts.

**Moose antlers are naturally shed each year, so no moose were harmed to create this spindle.**


Handmade Nostepinnes





Time has been flying by this summer and we've been getting behind on our blog posts. Dave's newest nostepinnes in the photo above have been sold, but there are more planned for the future. The "Wood Spirit" nostepinne was crafted from a piece of weathered juniper found on our property. The cholla cactus wood nostepinne has an interesting history to it, as it got it's start as part of a walking stick that Dave had made for himself during our time living in Arizona. So, if you purchased one of the first four of these nostepinnes, you have part of that cane :)


                                                                           

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Mushroom French Spool Knitters


It's been quite a while since Dave made any of his mushroom shaped French spool knitters. These three beauties were recently listed in our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy shop. From left to right the woods used were, cherry, Oregon myrtlewood and holly/East Indian rosewood. As always the matching loop lifters are included with the spool knitters.

Monday, March 30, 2015

New Handi-Wind Wooden Tatting Shuttles©


Two new Handi-Wind Wooden Tatting Shuttles© are now available in our Etsy shop! One is a beautiful zebrawood that has a walnut handle, and the other was crafted completely from Oregon myrtlewood and features a pyrographed leaf motif.





Wednesday, December 17, 2014

New Wooden Picot Gauge Sets


Dave has crafted our wooden picot gauge sets from birch wood dowels. Each gauge measures 2 1/4 inches long, and each has been sanded smooth.

The sizes of the dowels are: 1/2, 7/16, 3/8, 5/16, 1/4, and 1/8 inches. Dave has pyrographed each size onto the gauges.


Sunday, December 07, 2014

Acrylic and Hard Maple Lightweight Tibetan Support Spindle


The 1 1/2 inch whorl of this Tibetan spindle was crafted from a gorgeous piece of pink acrylic. The 9 1/4 inch shaft has been crafted from hard maple. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 0.6 oz. (18 grams).

When constructing his spindles, Dave mounts the spindle whorl blank on the shaft, and then turns and shapes the whorl and shaft together to achieve a well balanced spindle.



Lightweight Oregon Myrtlewood Burl and Jatoba Top Whorl Drop Spindle


Dave has crafted the 2 1/4 inch diameter notched whorl of this lightweight mini top whorl drop spindle from Oregon myrtlewood burl, and the 9 3/4 inch shaft from jatoba. A brass hook has been added to the top.

When constructing his spindles, Dave mounts the spindle whorl blank on the shaft, and then turns and shapes the whorl and shaft together to achieve a well balanced spindle. In addition, he further spin balances each spindle by embedding a counterweight, when needed, in the underside of the whorl.

The weight of this beautiful handspinning tool is 0.8 ounces (25 grams).







Brass Picot Gauge Set© with Spalted Oregon Myrtlewood Burl Case


This unique set of brass picot gauges is a Grizzly Mountain Arts original design! The entire set telescopes inside each other and then slides neatly into the spalted Oregon myrtlewood burl case. The four size increments are: 1/4, 3/16, 1/8 and 1/16. Also included is a 2 inch brass ruler. 


Thursday, November 06, 2014

Spalted Oregon Myrtlewood Combination Spinning Bowl/Jewelry or Trinket Box


Dave crafted this unique little support spinning bowl out of spalted Oregon myrtlewood. It features a lid and a dimpled ceramic insert for support spinning in the bottom. Dave made the well deeper in this bowl in case you ever give up support spinning, you can now keep your bowl as a treasured jewelry or small trinket box. The bowl is 2 3/4 inches diameter by 2 inches high.


Artificial Tortoise Pjoning Crochet Hook


Dave has crafted this flat style Pjoning crochet hook out of imitation (acrylic) tortoise shell. The specialized hook is commonly used in slip stitch crocheting, also known as Bosnian crochet or Shepherd's knitting. The dimensions are 4 inches long by 3/4 inches wide and 1/8 inch thick (approx 10.5 cm x 2 cm x 3 mm). The hook end is approximately 5 mm wide.