Tuesday, April 12, 2016

New Tatting Tools on Etsy


Three new tatting tools were recently listed for sale in our Etsy shop. The Handi-Wind Wooden Tatting Shuttle© was crafted by Dave from maple and walnut, and the #12 1mm picot hook and Brass Picot Gauge Set© are also maple.

The Brass Picot Gauge Set© and Handi-Wind Wooden Tatting Shuttle© are Grizzly Mountain Arts original designs.


Sunday, April 10, 2016

New Fiber Tools for Etsy


These new fiber tools were just listed for sale in our Etsy shop. The French spool knitter was crafted by Dave from birdseye maple, and the nalbinding needle he crafted from dyed swordfish bill.

Monday, April 04, 2016

New Fiber Tools on Etsy


Two new swordfish bill nalbinding needles and a padauk French spool knitter were recently listed in our Etsy shop. The spool knitter has already been sold.

Medieval Norse Fossil Mammoth Ivory Nalbinding Needles


It's been awhile since we listed new fossil mammoth ivory nalbinding needles for sale. These beautifully crafted tools can now be found in our Big Cartel shop. We will be selling all of our fossil ivory items in this shop exclusively, so be sure and check in often to see what other fiber tools Dave has been making. You will find a handy tab at the top of this post that will take you directly to our Big Cartel shop. Thanks for checking it out!




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.