Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Walnut, Cherry and Hard Maple Tibetan Support Spindle with Pyrography


Dave has crafted this 12 inch long Tibetan support spindle from walnut, cherry and hard mahogany. The rim of the walnut whorl has been adorned with a beautiful pyrographed rose and leaf motif. The shaft was crafted from cherry, and the point from hard mahogany. This gorgeous spindle weights 1.8 ounces (50 grams).

Friday, March 26, 2010

Cherry and Birch Bottom Whorl Drop Spindle


Beautifully carved checkering adorns the Cherry whorl of this bottom whorl drop spindle. The whorl measures three inches in diameter. The twelve inch Birch shaft has a "Notch and Slot", also known as a T-notch and a brass bumper. The weight of this spindle is 1.9 ounces.
If you enjoy using a half hitch instead of a hook on your drop spindle, but don't like having to spin off the side of your spindle top, you need a "Notch and Slot". Dave has carved a few of these on special requests from customers and has decided to offer the unique tip on some of his spindles here on Etsy. The notch allows you to firmly attach your half hitch loop and the slot allows your yarn to spin suspended on "dead center" of the spindle tip. The half hitch is quick to attach and quickly comes free without fumbling. The "Notch and Slot" is also ideal on these longer shaft spindles when you want to spin by rolling off the thigh and not having to worry about the hook catching on your clothes.

A Trio of Spindles

Walnut and Maple with Turquoise and Pipestone Inlay

This lovely trio of spindles were created for one of our wonderful patrons. The spindles were handcrafted from walnut and the carved checkered whorls have been inlayed with maple. The delicate inlay was created with turquoise and pipestone.

Ceramic and Fiddleback Maple Support Spinning Bowl with Pyrography


We have created a support spinning bowl that has combined the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a wide beautiful wooden base. Our ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the fiddleback maple base is 2 3/4 inches in diameter. A felt backing keeps the wood from scratching other hard surfaces. The fiddleback maple wood base has also been adorned with a lovely leaf motif. The glaze used on this bowl is called "Monet's Garden".

Goncalo Alves and Mammoth Ivory Russian Support Spindle


Dave has crafted this lovely Russian support spindle from Goncalo Alves. He has inlayed the spindle with fossil mammoth ivory accents.

This Russian support spindle measures 11 3/4 inches in length, and weights 40g (1.4 ounces).

"Autumn" Ceramic Support Spinning Bowl

Autumn Ceramic Support Spinning Bowl

This is a new glaze for us called "Autumn". It has gorgeous fall colors of various shades of greens and browns.

Our ceramic spinning bowl measures 3 inches in diameter across the bottom with a recessed well to support the spindle on top.

Fiddleback Maple Top Whorl Silk Drop Spindle


Our AWESOME patrons are keeping us busy creating new tools and we are very grateful! I will try to catch up on posting the photos of our latest pieces.

This top whorl silk drop spindle has been crafted from fiddleback maple. It is approximately 8 inches long and weighs 1.1 ounces. A brass hook has been inset in the top.

Hard Maple and Hormigo Negra Top Whorl Drop Spindle with Pyrography


The notched rim of this gorgeous 2 1/4 inch hard maple whorl has been adorned with a beautiful leaf motif, and the top of the whorl features a rose and leaf motif. The shaft was crafted from hormigo negro. This elegant spindle weights 1.3 ounces, and the overall length is 9 1/2 inches.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Honduras Rosewood, Ebony and Maple Burl Top Whorl Drop Spindle


Dave has created this 9 1/2 inch long top whorl drop spindle from Honduras Rosewood, Ebony and Maple burl. The 2 1/2 inch diameter notched whorl was crafted from Honduras Rosewood and Maple Burl. The naturally occurring cavities of the Maple burl have been filled with turquoise and brass. The shaft was crafted from Ebony. This gorgeous spindle weights 1.4 ounces. A brass hook has been added.

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Padauk and Tiger Maple Top Whorl Drop Spindle


Dave has carved distinctive checkering around the beautiful 2 5/8 inch diameter Padauk whorl of this drop spindle. The shaft has been crafted from a gorgeous piece of Tiger Maple and measures 10 1/2 inches overall, 9 inches below the whorl. The weight of this one-of-a-kind handspinning tool is 1.4 ounces. A brass hook has been added and a notch carved into the whorl.

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

New Ceramic Support Spindle Bowls

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Ceramic Support Spindle Bowls

We just added five new ceramic support spindle bowls to our Etsy shop. You can find them in the "
Support Spinning Bowls" section. This batch has a few new colors such as "Night Frost" and "Glacier Storm".