Thursday, January 31, 2008

Celluloid Bobbin Tatting Shuttle


Dave cut and carved this approx 2 1/4 inch Royal Blue celluloid bobbin tatting shuttle to bring out the beautiful patterns within. No two can come out the same. Change the angle of the light and you get dark and pearly blues accented with a threading design through the shuttle. The bobbin is a common Singer which can be bought in packs of 4 at Walmart or similar store with sewing supplies. The drag on the bobbin can be adjusted with the brass screw axle to keep it from free wheeling. It has a #14 steel picot hook inset in the nose.

It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.


Celluloid Bobbin Tatting Shuttle Ebay Auction

Hand Carved Celluloid Tatting Shuttle


Dave cut and carved this 3 1/2 inch LADY HOARE celluloid tatting shuttle to bring out the beautiful patterns within. No two can come out the same. Change the angle of the light and you get different swirls of Golden, Amber and Green. This shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay. Please click the link below if you would like to view this auction.

It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

Hand Carved Celluloid Tatting Shuttle Auction

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Crochet Hooks on Ebay!


Dave has been hard at work designing and making a new line of crochet hooks and three are finally ready! His new line features a thumb rest. Each thumb rest features beautiful pyrography (burn etching) depicting the Oregon Cascade Mountains, where we live. Be sure and click on the photo above to get a closer look!

The hooks in the photo are as follows:

HOOK SIZE: US Size J, 6.00 mm
LENGTH: 6 inches
MATERIAL: Cherry and Walnut with Mammoth ivory accent ring.

View the "J" Hook Auction!


HOOK SIZE: US Size K, 6.50 mm
LENGTH: 6 inches
MATERIAL: Olive colored Poplar and Paduak woods with Diamond wood accent ring.

View the "K" Hook Auction!


HOOK SIZE: US Size M, 9.00 mm
LENGTH: 6 inches
MATERIAL: Birch and Figured Maple with a Rosewood accent ring.

View the "M" Hook Auction!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Hand Carved Celluloid Tatting Shuttle



Dave cut and carved this 2 1/2 inch GOLDEN AMBER celluloid side tatting shuttle to bring out the beautiful patterns within. No two can come out the same. Change the angle of the light and you get different swirls of Golden Amber. It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

This shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay.com. If you would like to view this auction, please use the clickable link below.

Hand Carved Celluloid Tatting Shuttle

Hand Carved Wood Spirit Lace Bobbin



Dave made this 4 ½ inch Continental style lace bobbin out of Walnut and American Cherry woods and hand carved this jolly wood spirit. It is drill for a spangle and initialed and dated by Dave.

This item is currently up for auction on Ebay.com. If you would like to view this auction, please click the link below.

Hand Carved Wood Spirit Lace Bobbin

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Ceramic Needle Keeper with Celtic Fish Motif



This is a new fiber art tool for our Etsy shop! They have been very popular over on the other "E" site, so we thought we'd try them here!

Our ceramic needle keepers are completely handmade by us! This needle keeper has an ancient Celtic fish pattern carved on the top. It has been glazed to make it look old and distressed. If you'd like to view this item, please click the link below.

Ceramic Needle Keeper at Etsy.com

Monday, January 21, 2008

Carved Seaheart Magnetic Sewing Tool Holder




Dave made this carved needle/tool holder from a seaheart (sea bean) and rosewood. This holder is extra strong and has a 1 inch Rare Earth magnet hidden within and a second 1/2 inch magnet inset in the back holding piece. It is strong holding, but yet easily comes apart with the easy grip back piece, no tugging! It is approx 2 inch across. This might be a little large for the smaller needle work pieces, but I had a rug maker ask me about making one strong enough to hold her scissors. This one will do the job! It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker. This item is currently up for auction on Ebay .com. If you would like to see more about this item, please click on the link below to go to the auction.

Seahearts are "sea beans" that grow in the tropics and fall into the rivers and streams ending up in the ocean where they float around the world. The pod or otter shell is very strong and Dave cuts them in half, removing the dried bean part so that he can carve them and seal the magnet within.

Carved Seaheart Magnetic Sewing Tool Holder

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Dreams of Newport



Newport, Oregon is one of our favorite places to visit. We tried living there shortly after retiring, and like I said, it's one of our favorite places to visit!

For me, finding a starfish on the side of a rock in a tide pool is just about as good as it gets. The "Dreams of Newport" pendants that I have designed reflect my adoration of this species.

This earthenware clay pendant measures about 2 1/2" in diameter and has been glazed and fired to give it a rusty, earthy look. If you'd like to learn more about this piece, please visit our Etsy.com shop. The clickable link below will take you directly to this item.

Dreams of Newport Starfish Pendant on Etsy.com

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Hand Carved Celluloid Tatting Shuttle



Dave cut and carved this 2 1/2 inch Royal Blue celluloid side tatting shuttle to bring out the beautiful patterns within. No two can come out the same. Change the angle of the light and you get dark and pearly blues accented with a threading design through the shuttle. It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

This tatting shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay.com. If you would like to view the auction, please click on the link below.

Hand Carved Celluloid Tatting Shuttle

Carved Antler Magnetic Sewing Needle Holder




Dave carved this needle holder from the base part of a shed deer antler. It is commonly referred to by various names including the antler bur, antler button or antler rosette and it is located right at the growing point on the deer head. During the shedding process this rosette calcifies cutting off blood to the antler causing it to dry and eventually fall off after the mating season.

This carved rosette needle minder is approx 1 ½ inches in diameter and has a Rare Earth magnet hidden within. The second part backing piece is turned from purpleheart wood and also has a Rare Earth Magnet inset.

Dave uses 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 item is currently up for auction on Ebay.com. If you would like to view this auction, please click the link below.

Carved Antler magnetic Sewing Needle Holder

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Hand Carved Celluloid Tatting Shuttle



Depending on how the light strikes this shuttle, it sometimes looks more black and then a bright silver pearl color. The bright burning thread pattern makes this shuttle look like its at work even when it is resting.

Dave cut and carved this 2 1/2 inch celluloid side tatting shuttle to bring out those beautiful patterns within. No two can come out the same. It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

This shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay.com. Please click the link below if you would like to visit that auction.

Hand Carved Celluloid Tatting Shuttle Ebay Auction

Patchwork Quilted Lace Bobbin Tatting Shuttle


Dave hand crafted this 2 1/2 inch lace bobbin tatting shuttle out of a patchwork of woods including birdseye maple, lace wood and granadillo. It has a #14 steel picot hook inset in the nose. The bobbin is a common plastic Singer bobbin available in a 4 pack at Walmart or most other sewing suppliers. The brass bobbin axle has a bushing that rides against the bobbin providing drag to prevent freewheeling. You can back off the screw to adjust the drag on the bobbin. It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

This item is up for auction on Ebay.com. Please click the link below to view the auction.

Patchwork Quilted Lace Bobbin Tatting Shuttle Auction

Magnetic Needle Minder


Dave turned this needle holder from various woods including walnut, holly and purpleheart and inlayed a disc of TRUESTONE TURQUOISE in the top. Truestone is crushed turquoise mixed with resin and then recast so it can be turned on a lathe or carved. A Rare Earth Neodymium Magnet is hidden within. The holder is 2 inches high. This is a lovely and novel piece for your work space!

This item is currently up for auction on Ebay. Please click the link below to view the auction.

Magnetic Needle Minder on Ebay.com

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Hand Crafted Spalted Maple Tatting Shuttle


This 2 3/8 inch tatting shuttle does not need any extras! No carving, burning, ivory inlay or scrimshaw!! It's a natural beauty! The spalting patterns are actually caused by fungi infection in the wood. As each micro fungi colony grows through the wood it leaves natural ring and line patterns or tracks. This wood has been stabilized under high pressure with resin which goes into ever wood cell making it extremely hard and waterpoof. It is initialed and dated by Dave, the maker.

This tatting shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay. Please click the link below to view the auction.

Hand Crafted Spalted Maple Tatting Shuttle

Hand Carved Wood Spirit Bobbin

Dave turned this 4 ½ inch Continental style lace bobbin out of white ash with purpleheart accent rings and hand carved the jolly wood spirit. It is drilled for a spangle and initialed and dated by me. This bobbin is currently up for auction at Ebay.com. If you would like to see the auction listing, please click the link below.




Hand Carved Wood Spirit Bobbin Auction



Sunday, January 06, 2008

Hand Carved Celluloid Tatting Shuttle



If cobalt blue is your favorite color, then you need to go check out Dave's latest tatting shuttle! It is a 2 1/2" side tatting shuttle that he carved from celluloid. This is a one-of-a-kind shuttle! If you'd like to bid on this item, please click the link below.


GMA Hand Carved Blue Swirl Celluloid Tatting Shuttle