Thursday, July 30, 2009

Double Ended Crochet Hook Set Sizes G-K


This set of hooks may be the only hooks you will ever need! Dave hand crafted this double ended set out of Birch and dark East Indian Rosewood. They cover the most popular sizes for yarn and include sizes G (4.00mm) and G+ (4.50mm), sizes H (5.00mm) and I (5.50mm), sizes J(6.00mm) and K (6.50). The letter size has been burn etched into the stem for each end. They are approximately 7 1/2 inches long and have a hand rubbed bees wax finish. This one-of-a-kind set is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Four Pin French Knitting Spool Knitter


Dave handcrafted this four pin spool knitter using ash and dark rosewood, then burn etched the floral design around it. This French spool knitter is almost 4 inches long. The 5 inch needle/loop lifter is made from strata-bond dyed birch and dark rosewood, with a cocobolo accent ring. This set has been initialed and dated by Dave and is currently up for auction on Ebay.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Acorn Lace Bobbins


Dave has handcrafted this pair of continental style acorn lace bobbins using birch, oak and olive green poplar woods. They are approximately 4 inches long. These beautiful bobbins are currently up for auction on Ebay.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Native American Spool Knitter

Native American Spool Knitter

This is a recently commissioned French spool knitter with Dave's adaptation of Native American art. The pictographic designs are those commonly found in native pottery and basket making. Some of the ancient pictograph motifs are found in caves and on rocks through out the United States.

The spool knitter is made from American cherry wood and walnut, with 6 brass pins. It is approx 4 inch overall length. The 5 inch needle/loop lifter is made from bone, cherry and walnut with a turquoise accent.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

"Fern Gulley" Double Ended Crochet Hooks Sizes G-K


This set of hooks may be the only hooks you will ever need! Dave hand crafted this double ended set out of Oregon Myrtlewood. This set was inspired by the beautiful and dense fern gulleys in our Cascade Mountains. A fern motif has been burn etched on each hook. These hooks cover the most popular sizes for yarn, and include sizes G (4.00mm) and G+ (4.50mm), sizes H (5.00mm) and I (5.50mm), sizes J(6.00mm) and K (6.50). The letter size has been burn etched into the stem for each end. The hooks in this set are approximately 7 1/2 inches long and have a hand rubbed bees wax finish.

More photos of this set can be found at the Ebay auction listing.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Myrtlewood and Pine Needle Magnetic Pin or Paper Clip Dish


Dave turned this small 3 ½ inch pin dish out of Oregon Myrtlewood and accented it with coiled and stitched Ponderosa pine needles. It has a strong 1 inch Rare Earth disc magnet inset in the bottom. This unique dish can be used for pins, needles, tacks, paper clips or anything attracted to a magnet. More photos may be viewed at the Ebay auction for this dish. 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, July 03, 2009

Happy 4th of July!

Dave and I hope you all have a wonderful 4th of July! We'll be spending it in Bend, Oregon --Drake Park to be exact. Be sure and stop by our booth if you happen to be in the area for the festivities :)

You may have wondered what Dave has been up to lately! Well, he started a little cleaning project out in his studio which has turned into a complete redo. He's been busy cleaning, sorting, throwing away all kinds of "stuff" and also installing new cabinets. Maybe he'll let me take a photo when he's done :)

The photo above was taken during a 4th of July celebration at Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine, located in Baltimore, Maryland. For those of you that may not know, this is where Francis Scott Key wrote the "Star Spangled Banner" and also happens to be one of the interesting places I, Jo, lived as a child :)