Thursday, April 30, 2009

Handcrafted Poplar Crochet Rug Hook Size N, 10mm


Dave handcrafted this approx 5 3/4 inch crochet rug hook using Olive Green color Poplar wood. It is US Size N (10.00 mm). This hook has a hand rubbed bees wax finish.

This hook is currently up for auction on Ebay :)

Handcrafted EZ Grip Crochet Hook Size J, 6mm



Dave has handcrafted this approximately 6 inch EZ Grip crochet hook using Oak, and Birch woods with a walnut accent ring. It is US Size J (6.00 mm). This hook has a hand rubbed bees wax finish and has been burn etched with the GMA Cascade Mtn Logo on one side. This crochet hook is currently up for auction on Ebay.


Handmade Needlework Embroidery Thread Laying Tool


Dave handcrafted this 5 1/2 laying tool from a steel point and joined hardwoods. Dave buys various steel crochet hooks and cuts off the hook ends for insetting into bobbin tatting shuttles. Here he has sharpened the remaining hookless end of one of the steel shanks into a sharp needle point and inset it into a joined mix wood handle to be used as a very fine pointed thread laying tool. It has been finished with hand rubbed bees wax.


Please click here if you would like to visit the Ebay auction :)

Handmade Set 3 Double End Maple Crochet Hooks SZ G-K


This set of hooks may be the only hooks you will ever need! Dave has hand crafted this double ended set out of Maple wood. They cover the most popular sizes for yarn, G (4.00mm), G+ (4.50mm), H (5.00mm), I (5.50mm), J(6.00mm) and K (6.50). The letter size has been burn etched into the stem for each end. They are approximately 7 inches long and have a hand rubbed bees wax finish. This set is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

News from the Studio

You may have noticed that Dave hasn't had many Ebay auctions lately. Last Tuesday, Dave's daughter Trayci suffered a serious asthma attack and was on a respirator for six days. Thankfully, she was able to be removed from the respirator on Sunday and is slowly getting better, but is still in ICU. Your thoughts and prayers for Trayci and her children would be greatly appreciated.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crazyhaberdasher's Blog Feature


Marian, Crazyhaberdasher, who wrote the wonderful blog feature on Dave on her Spool Knitter Blog, has written a lovely blog feature on me! Marian has been so generous to feature both of our work on her wonderful blogs and we truly appreciate it!

If you collect spool knitters, be sure and check out Marian's book, Spoolknitters, that feature spool knitters from around the world!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

A Little Change

If you entered www.grizzlymountainarts.com today expecting to find our website, you may have been surprised to find our blog. Our web tracking data has shown that most of our visitors are coming directly to our blog now instead of our original website, so we decided to redirect our url to point to our blog.

Our galleries of previously sold fiber art tools can now be found at Flickr. You can easily find all of our photos by clicking on the photo in the right hand column that says "Click Photo to View Gallery". It is the same photo as seen in this post.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Double End Crochet Hook Size G/H with Scrimshawed Case

Double End Crochet Hook Size G/H with Scrimshawed Case


Dave has handcrafted this 6 inch double end mahogany crochet hook as a true “Gift from the sea”. He is also including the hand scrimshawed case which has been initialed and dated.

He calls this a “Gift from the sea” because he made it from a piece of very hard mahogany ships timber that had washed up on the Oregon Coast. It has been cured for years by the saltwater and he has not found any
wood harder. Dave says that working with this cured mahogany is like working with ironwood in that it burns his saws and carving tools.


This gorgeous one of a kind crochet hook and scrimshawed case is currently up for auction on
Ebay.

Oregon Myrtlewood Tatting Shuttle


Dave has handcrafted this small 2 1/4 inch tatting shuttle from golden colored Oregon Myrtlewood and burn etched this starburst design on both sides. This shuttle has a hand rubbed bees wax finish and has been initialed and dated by Dave. This shuttle is currently up for auction on Ebay.

~What is Oregon Myrtlewood?~

Oregon Myrtlewood is a broadleaf evergreen native to Southwestern Oregon and Northwestern California. Although different, Oregon Myrtlewood has a lot of similarities to the Myrtlewood growing in the Holy Land. Oregon Myrtlewood became popular for making gift items back in the early 1900’s. Oregon Myrtlewood possesses a wide variety of beautiful colors and grain patterns and is noted by many as being one of the world’s most beautiful woods. The colors range from blond to black with many shades of honey, browns, grays, reds and greens in between. Oregon woodworkers have developed a small cottage industry making handcrafted Myrtle wood products and gifts for visitors. Many beautiful gifts and works of art crafted out of Myrtlewood. In the Bible, the Myrtle tree is of special religious significance, representing fertility and life.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Dave Featured on Spool Knitter Blog!


Spool Knitter Blog Feature on Grizzly Mountain Arts

Marian, of the Spool Knitter blog, has written a lovely feature about Dave! She found his collection of spool knitters and other fiber art tools on Flickr.

She has several amazing blogs, one dedicated to Spool Knitting, the Knits and Bits knitting blog, What's in the Sewing Basket, the Crazy Haberdasher blog, and the Have a Notion blog that is all about sewing Stands, thread winders, thimble holders, scissor holders, and needlebooks.

Many thanks to Marian for writing this wonderful blog feature!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Wooden Double Crochet Hooks


Dave has just finished this beautiful set of wooden double end crochet hooks. They are approximately 7 1/2 inches long with the eight most popular hook sizes of F,G,H,I,J,K,L and M.
While they are pictured as a set for this photo, Dave has listed them on Ebay for sale individually. You can find links to the individual auctions here.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Handcrafted Pyro-Art Tatting Shuttle


Dave has handcrafted this 2 5/8 inch tatting shuttle from Strata-Bond, which is layers of birch wood that have been resin impregnated and bonded together under high pressure. It is very dense and moisture resistant and has no varnish, shellac, wax or other type finish to wear away. It has only been fine sanded and buffed to a gloss finish. He has burn etched a rose design on one side. This tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave and is currently up for auction on Ebay
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Birch/Cherry Wood Crochet Hook Size K


Dave handcrafted this crochet hook using a birch stem and cherry wood finial with a purple swirl celluloid accent ring. It is 5 ¾ inches long, US size K, 6.50 mm. It has a hand rubbed satin bees wax finish.

This crochet hook is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Peach Cameo Scissor Fob


JoAnna has created this cameo in kiln fired glazed earthenware clay and mounted it in a brass setting. She has used Unakite beads and Swarovski crystals to make it into a delicate and classic looking fob for your scissors. Scissors are for display only.
This scissor fob is currently up for auction on Ebay and is also available to "Buy it Now".

Baby Blue Three Graces Ceramic Scissor Fob


JoAnna has created this Three Graces cameo in kiln fired glazed earthenware clay and mounted it in a brass setting. She has used Amazonite beads and a Swarovski focal crystal to make it into a delicate and classic looking fob for your scissors. Scissors are for display purposes only.


This scissor fob is currently up for auction on Ebay or available to "Buy it Now".

Little Queen Bee Upcycled Wood 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 "Little Queen Bee" using pyrography (burn etching). This tatting shuttle has been initialed and dated by Dave, the maker. Beeswax was used to finish this shuttle.

This "Little Queen Bee" tatting shuttle is currently for sale in our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy shop.

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Handcrafted Pyro-Art Crochet Hook Size K 6.50 mm


Dave handcrafted this crochet hook using walnut and holly wood. It is 6 ¾ inches long, US size K, 6.500 mm. The filigree design is burn etched into the holly and has the appearance of scrimshaw. This hook has a hand rubbed satin bees wax finish.


To view more photos of this crochet hook, please click here to visit the Ebay auction.

Handcrafted Pair of Midland Lace Bobbins with Pyrography


Dave handcrafted this 4 inch pair of lace bobbins using walnut and hollywood. The filigree design is burn etched into the holly and gives a similar appearance to that of scrimshaw. Each has been drilled for a spangle.

Please click here to visit the Ebay auction for these bobbins.

Friday, April 03, 2009

Leaping Frog Tatting Shuttle


This is another of Dave's upcycled wooden window blind tatting shuttles. Using pyrography, or burn etching, he has adorned this shuttle with a leaping frog and beeswax was applied for the finish. This piece has also been signed by Dave.

If you would like to view more photos of this tatting shuttle, please click
here to visit our Grizzly Mountain Arts Etsy shop.