Saturday, July 05, 2008

Carved Wood and Antler Lace Bobbin

While sitting on our deck watching the hummingbirds feeding at Jo’s bright red feeder, Dave thought of making this colorful carved bobbin. It is made of beautifully grained Tulip wood, carved deer antler and ruby red celluloid accent rings. The antler insert features two carved hummingbirds, flowers and leaves motif. It is 4 ¼ inches long and drilled for a spangle and initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

We use shed antlers which naturally fall off the animal each year after the breeding season. They grow back during spring and summer, and are fully developed again by the fall breeding season. After that, they are shed and the process repeated again for the next years growth.

This bobbin is currently up for auction on Ebay.