Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!


Dave and I would like to wish all of our wonderful patrons, many of whom have become our friends, a very happy and prosperous New Year!

Newsletter News

Just a quick FYI to those of you who have signed up to receive our newsletter! You should have received two issues from us, so if you haven't, your email address hasn't been confirmed. There are a couple that haven't clicked the "confirm" link that was sent to you after you signed up and that may be because it ended up in your spam folder. I tried sending one of you a direct email to let you know, and the email came back via mailer daemon saying the email address was incorrect. So, if you still want to receive our newsletter, please either check your spam folder or reenter your email address in the sign up box.

I will be sending out a newsletter later today about some gorgeous spindles that Dave has just finished :)

Thank you!

Jo :)

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Spinning, Spindles and Whorling Dervishes, Oh My!

Whorling Dervish Treasury on Etsy.com

We've been included in a beautiful treasury on Etsy.com! PaintedBull has included our ceramic support spinning bowl in her beautiful treasury of spindles, handspun yarn and nostepindes. Thanks a bunch, JJ!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Walnut, Mammoth Ivory and Silver Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle


I think this is one of Dave's most beautiful pieces! This top whorl silk drop spindle is approximately 9 inches long and weighs 1.4 ounces. This spindle is made from walnut. The whorl has been adorned with a pyrographed leaf motif and accented with ancient mammoth ivory and sterling silver. A brass hook has been inset in the top.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

American and Cherry Tibetan Support Spindle


This Tibetan support spindle is approximately 13 inches long and weighs 47g (1.65 ounces). The American Cherry whorl features a pyrographed (burn etched) leaf motif and has been attached to a Brazilian Cherry shaft. Dave has also adorned the shaft with Colorwood, ancient mammoth ivory and a very hard purpleheart tip. More photos of this beautiful Tibetan spindle can be found at the Etsy listing.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Purpleheart Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle

Purpleheart Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle

Dave has created the top whorl and stem on this spindle from purpleheart wood. This beautiful drop spindle is approximately 9 1/2 inches long and weighs 1.7 ounces. A brass hook has been inset in the top. If you would like to view more photos of this spindle, please visit the Etsy listing.

Tiger Maple Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle

Tiger Maple Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle

This top whorl silk drop spindle is approximately 8 1/2 inches long and weighs 1.15 ounces. The top whorl and stem on this spindle is made from tiger maple. A brass hook has been inset in the top. More photos of this silk drop spindle can be found at the Etsy listing.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

News and Newsletters


Have you heard of Ravelry.com? One of our thoughtful customers posted a photo in the forum of Ravelry of a drop spindle she had purchased, which in turn led to an invitation to join! Dave is really enjoying dropping in several times a day to answer questions and chat with other members. Even though Ravelry is a knitting and crocheting community, there is a group L.A.C.E., Lacers Always Creating Entanglements, for our friends that tat!

That's the news, so now for the newsletter! We have had several of our wonderful patrons ask if we had a newsletter, well now we do! To sign up, just enter your email address in the box located in the right hand side bar of this page. We will send emails announcing when new items are added to our Etsy shop and when items are listed for sale via Ebay auction. Needless to say, we will NOT use your email address for any other purpose.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Ceramic and White Ash Lap Support Spinning Bowl

Ceramic and White Ash Lap Support Spinning Bowl

Have you been wondering what we've been up to lately?

This ceramic and white ash lap support spinning bowl was a custom piece made for one of our wonderful customers. The "Peppered Raspberry" ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the white ash base is 2 1/2 inches in diameter and 6 3/4 inches in length. Felt dots on the bottom keep the wood from scratching your chair.

If you'd like to see our selection of support spinning bowls, please click here to visit the support bowl section of our Etsy shop. If you were wanting one of our Top Whorl Silk Spindles, we only have one (edited-one just sold!) left!

Saturday, December 05, 2009

Colorwood Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle


The vibrant colors purple, turquoise and pink, of this top whorl silk drop spindle will definitely get you in the holiday mood!
This top whorl silk drop spindle is approximately 9 1/2 inches long and weighs 1.6 ounces. The spindle is made from a combination of laminated dyed birch veneers. A brass hook has been inset in the top. More photos of this beautiful spindle can be found at the Etsy listing.

Do you need a support bowl for your spindle? If so, please visit the "Support Spinning Bowls" section of our shop.

Friday, December 04, 2009

Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindles


We have been busy working like a couple of Santa's helpers! :) The kiln is loaded with a new batch of ceramic bowls, and Dave has just finished his newest drop spindles. These newest spindles are silk drop spindles made from purpleheart, white ash, cherry, walnut and myrtlewood (already sold! Thank you!!). The weights range from 1.2 ounces to 2.0 ounces and the overall length of each spindle is 9 1/2 inches. These silk drop spindles are listed at $29 and shipping is FREE!