Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Rosewood Tatting Shuttle with Fine Silver Inlay


Dave crafted this 2 5/8 inch post tatting shuttle from dark East Indian Rosewood. JoAnna made the 99.99 fine silver disc for him to inlay on one side. It has a satin hand rubbed bees wax finish. This tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave.

Please click here if you would like to visit the Ebay auction for this fiber art tool.

Cedar French Spool Knitter with Bone Hook


Here’s a super fancy spool knitter for your collection! Dave handcrafted this 4 ½ inch spool knitter out of Cedar wood and adorned it with pyrography artwork on all sides. Dave really likes to use cedar for pyro-art because it burns easy and smells good while he's working on it.

It has 4 framed stations, each with a different framed motif of artwork and it comes with a carved bone needle. The four knitting pins are solid brass that will not rust.This one of a kind fiber art tool has been initialed and dated by Dave.

If you would like to view more photos of this item, please click here to visit the Ebay auction.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

The Stylized Swallowtail Butterfly Tatting Shuttle


Fresh out of the studio is another of Dave's upcycled tatting shuttles. This shuttle is 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/8 inch wide and 1/8 inch thick, and has been adorned with a stylized Swallowtail Butterfly using pyrography (burn etching). Beeswax was used to finish each shuttle.As always, this tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave.

More photos of this tatting shuttle can be found in our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy shop.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly Tatting Shuttle


Sometime back we fitted new wooden blinds in our house and we ended up with slats left over. Since we often like to “re-purpose” things we find, Dave made some lightweight tatting shuttles out of the extra blinds.


This shuttle is 3 1/4 inches long by 1 1/8 inch wide and 1/8 inch thick, and has been adorned with a graceful Tiger Swallowtail Butterfly using pyrography (burn etching). This tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave, the maker. Beeswax was used to finish each shuttle.

More photos of this tatting shuttle can be found in our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy shop.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Handcarved Cherry Wood Cord Braiding Lucet


Dave hand crafted this palm size lucet out of Cherry wood and has adorned it with a rose and leaf carving. It is 4 inches long by 2 inches wide and has been initialed and dated by Dave.

This smaller lucet is just right for small hands and finer cord braiding. A lucet fork is an ancient tool dating back to the Viking era. It is used for braiding cord. Lucet cord can be used for draw-string such as for bags or purses, decorative edging, and any other use where strong cord is needed.

Please click here to visit the Ebay auction for this fiber art tool.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Handcrafted Mushroom French Spool Knitter


Here’s a neat little novelty spool knitter! Dave has handcrafted this 4 inch tall spool knitter using spalted maple for the mushroom cap and cedar for the barrel with burn etched mushrooms around the base. The companion needle is made from a joining of olive wood, walnut and mesquite. The four knitting pins are solid brass which will not rust. This unique set has been initialed and dated by Dave.

More photos of this spool knitter can be found at the Ebay auction and at Flickr.com.

Friday, March 20, 2009

Super Size Bobbin Tatting Shuttle


Need a large shuttle for heavy duty projects? Dave recently made another SUPER size bobbin shuttle for a customer by special order and thought that some customers might like to see one offered here on Ebay. It is a 4 ¼ inch super size bobbin shuttle made from lightweight cedar wood. Since Dave could not find commercial bobbins to fit this large size shuttle, he custom made plastic bobbins for it. Three bobbins are included with this shuttle. He has also accented it with a burn etched design and inlayed the butt end with true stone malachite. This unique tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave.

If you would like to view more photos of this tatting shuttle, please click here to visit the Ebay auction.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Carved Bone Embroidery Thread Laying Tool Stiletto


Dave handcrafted this 4 3/8 inch laying tool out of buffalo bone. This tool has been adorned with a tiny acorn finial. This piece has been initialed by Dave. To view an additional photo of this item, please click here to visit the Ebay auction.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Handcrafted Acorn French Knitting Spool


Dave handcrafted this acorn spool knitter using olive green poplar wood and burn etched a oak leaf design around it. It is approx 2 3/4 inch overall length and he used brass knitting pins that will not rust. Dave also hand turned the accompanying 4 1/4 inch knitting needle from the same olive green wood and also adorned the end with an acorn finial. Both the knitter and needle have a hand rubbed bees wax finish. The knitter has been initialed and dated by Dave.

If you would like to view more photos of this item, please click here to visit the Ebay auction.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Seven Handcrafted Grab Box Lace Bobbins


Brighten up your lace pillow with these colorful bobbins!


Dave calls these “grab box bobbins” because he throws bits, pieces and ends of turnings of previous tools into a box, and while making these bobbins, he just randomly grabbed pieces out of the box to join and turn. The stems are made of birch wood and the lowers ends are joined from a variety of woods and colored celluloid rings. These are a total of seven Continental style bobbins about 4 inches long.

These "grab box bobbins" are currently up for auction on Ebay
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Handcrafted Walnut Tatting Shuttle with Inlayed Ceramic Cameo


Dave handcrafted this 2 ¾ inch shuttle out of Walnut. Jo, Good Dirt Jewelry, made this kiln fired ceramic cameo of the Three Muses (or Three Graces) with a pink glaze for me to inset into the shuttle. The burn etched motif is one of Dave's favorites because it looks so classical and also makes the shuttle look like a little musical instrument. This shuttle has a hand rubbed bees wax satin finish. This shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave. An additional photo may be viewed at the Ebay auction for this piece.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Birch and Walnut Crochet Hook Size J 6.00mm


Dave handcrafted this 6 1/4 inch size J (6.00 mm) crochet hook out of White Birch with a Walnut finial. The accent ring is made of a colorful green and yellow swirl celluloid. The hook has a hand rubbed bees wax finish Additional photos of this hook can be found at the Ebay auction.

Scrimshaw Elk Antler Nalbinding Knitting Needle


Dave has handcrafted this nalbinding knitting needle from elk antler and scrimshawed a Nordic design on it. It is slightly curved and 2 3/8 inch long. Many of the ancient nalbinding needles discovered from archeological sites were made from antler. This needle is ideal for authentic tool use in SCA events or Ren-Faire.

What is Nalbinding! According to Wikipedia , Nålebinding (Danish: literally "binding with a needle" or "needle-binding", also naalbinding or naalebinding) is a fabric creation technique predating both knitting and crochet. Also known in English as "knotless netting," "knotless knitting," or "single needle knitting," the technique is distinct from crochet in that it involves passing the full length of the working thread through each loop, unlike crochet where the work is formed only of loops, never involving the free end. Archaeological specimens of fabric made by nålebinding can be difficult to distinguish from knitted fabric.

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 nalbinding needle is currently up for auction on Ebay. Please visit the auction to view more photos of this nalbinding needle.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Magnetic Acorn Sewing Needle Minder Pin Cushion


Dave has handcrafted this large acorn out of cedar wood and burn etched the oak leaf design. It has a powerful rare earth magnet inside and is mounted on a walnut base which is approximately 2 1/2 inches in diameter.

This one of a kind pin cushion has been initialed and dated on the bottom by Dave. This piece is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Handcrafted Bone Embroidery Laying Tool Stiletto


This 4 ¼ inch laying tool was handcrafted out of Buffalo Bone. It is initialed by Dave, the maker. If you would like to view an additional photo of this tool, please visit the Ebay auction.

Birch and Cherry Wood Crochet Hook Size H (5.00mm)


Dave handcrafted this 6 1/4 inch size H (5.00 mm) crochet hook out of White Birch with a Cherry wood finial. The accent ring is made of colorful swirl celluloid. This hook is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Handcrafted Oak Leaf with Acorn French Knitting Spool


Dave has handcrafted this spool knitter using cedar and walnut.  He has burn etched a oak leaf/acorn design around it. The spool knitter is approx 4 ¼ inchs overall in length and brass was used for the knitting pins so they will not rust. Dave has hand turned the accompanying knitting needle from teak wood. Both the knitter and needle have a hand rubbed bees wax finish. The knitter has been initialed and dated by Dave.

More photos can be found at Ebay, where this set is currently up for auction.