Friday, December 30, 2011

Fossil Ivory Nalbinding Needles


We have just listed four new medieval Norse fossil ivory nalbinding needles to our Etsy shop.  Dave has created these needles in a variety of sizes.  Additional photos can be seen here.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Andean/Peruvian Style Bottom Whorl Drop Spindles



Dave has been busy over the Christmas holiday!  The twelve Andean style reproduction bottom whorl spindles were listed in our Etsy shop today.  The woods used are paduak, colorwood, holly, walnut, cherry, maple and birch.  Be sure to visit our Etsy shop to check them out!


Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Medieval Norse Fossil Mammoth Ivory Nalbinding Rug Needle


New in our Etsy shop today!  Dave has carved this 5 1/4" long nalbinding rug needle from fossil mammoth ivory.  Please click here for more information about this beautiful fiber art tool.


Friday, December 16, 2011

Medieval Norse Fossil Mammoth Ivory Nalbinding Needles



Dave has carved these nalbinding needles from fossil mammoth ivory. At the suggestion of some of our wonderful customers who are active participants in the SCA, Dave has tried to create an authentic looking replica of a Medieval tool.  The sizes of these beautiful needles are 3 3/8 inch, 2 7/8 inch and 2 1/4 inch.  These lovely tools can be found in our Etsy shop.

Ash Phang Support Spindle with Turquoise Inlay


Dave has crafted this 10 1/2 inch long Phang supported spindle from ash. Turquoise inlay adorns this beautiful handspinning tool. The weight of this spindle is 1.1 ounce (32 grams).  An additional photo can be seen in our Etsy shop.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ambrosia Maple and Ceramic Lap Support Spinning Bowls


Dave has crafted these beautiful lap support spinning bowls from ambrosia maple. The ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the ambrosia maple base is approximately 2 3/4 inches in diameter and 6 1/4 inches in length. Cork dots on the bottom keep the wood from scratching your chair.  Please visit our Etsy shop to view additional photos of these handspinning tools.

Monday, December 12, 2011

The Druid's Egg Tagua Nut and Brazilian Cherry Bead Whorl Support Spindle with Matching Support Bowl


This matching set of handspinning tools includes a vegan ivory tagua nut Druid's egg support spindle, and a ceramic and Brazilian cherry spinning bowl. Please note that the tagua nut Druid's Egg cannot be turned while mounted on the shaft, therefore each spindle may have a slight wobble.

The tagua nut, also known as vegetable ivory, was beautifully carved by Dave to represent a Druid's Egg. He has crafted the 10 inch long shaft from Brazilian cherry. The weight of this supported bead whorl spindle is 1.1 ounces (30g).

Our originally designed support spinning bowl combines the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a wide beautiful wooden base. The ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the gorgeous Brazilian cherry base is 2 3/4 inches in diameter. Cork has been added to the bottom of this bowl to keep the wood from scratching other hard surfaces.  Additional photos can be seen in our Etsy shop.


The Druid's Egg Tagua Nut and Brazilian Cherry Bead Whorl Support Spindle with Matching Support Bowl


This matching set of handspinning tools includes a vegan ivory tagua nut Druid's egg support spindle, and a ceramic and Brazilian cherry spinning bowl. Please note that the tagua nut Druid's Egg cannot be turned while mounted on the shaft, therefore each spindle may have a slight wobble.

The tagua nut, also known as vegetable ivory, was beautifully carved by Dave to represent a Druid's Egg. He has crafted the 10 inch long shaft from Brazilian cherry. The weight of this supported bead whorl spindle is 1.0 ounces (29g).

Our originally designed support spinning bowl combines the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a wide beautiful wooden base. The ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the gorgeous Brazilian cherry base is 2 3/4 inches in diameter. Cork has been added to the bottom of this bowl to keep the wood from scratching other hard surfaces.

Please visit our Etsy shop to see additional photos of these handspinning tools.


Sunday, December 11, 2011

Carved Moose Antler and Brazilian Cherry Tibetan Support Spindle with Matching Support Spinning Bowl



This exquisite 1.2 ounce (34grams) moose antler Tibetan support spindle has been intricately carved by Dave with his signature leaf motif. The whorl measures 1 3/8 inches in diameter, and the cocobolo shaft is 10 1/4 inches in length.

Our originally designed support spinning bowl combines the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a wide beautiful wooden base. The ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the gorgeous Brazilian cherry wooden base is 2 3/4 inches in diameter. Cork has been added to the bottom of this bowl to keep the wood from scratching other hard surfaces.  Additional photos can be found in our Etsy shop.

**Moose antlers are naturally shed each year, so no moose were harmed to create this spindle.**

Carved Moose Antler and Brazilian Cherry Tibetan Support Spindle with Matching Support Spinning Bowl



This exquisite 1.2 ounce (34grams) moose antler Tibetan support spindle has been intricately carved by Dave with his signature leaf motif. The whorl measures 1 3/8 inches in diameter, and the cocobolo shaft is 10 1/4 inches in length.

Our originally designed support spinning bowl combines the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a wide beautiful wooden base. The ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the gorgeous Brazilian cherry wooden base is 2 3/4 inches in diameter. Cork has been added to the bottom of this bowl to keep the wood from scratching other hard surfaces.  Additional photos can be seen in our Etsy shop.

**Moose antlers are naturally shed each year, so no moose were harmed to create this spindle.**

1.1 oz. Carved Moose Antler and Cocobolo Mini Rim Weighted Top Whorl Drop Spindle



This unique 1.1 ounce moose antler rim weighted top whorl drop spindle has been intricately carved by Dave with his signature leaf motif. The notched whorl measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and the cocobolo shaft is 7 1/4 inches in length. The bottom of the shaft has been shaped to accommodate a half hitch and a brass hook has been added to the top.  Please visit our Etsy shop to view an additional photo of this beautiful spindle.

**Moose antlers are naturally shed each year, so no moose were harmed to create this spindle.**

1.1 oz. Carved Moose Antler and Ebony Mini Rim Weighted Top Whorl Drop Spindle



This unique 1.1 ounce moose antler rim weighted top whorl drop spindle has been intricately carved by Dave with his signature leaf motif. The notched whorl measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and the ebony shaft is 7 1/4 inches in length. The bottom of the shaft has been shaped to accommodate a half hitch and a brass hook has been added to the top.  Please visit our Etsy shop to view an additional photo of this beautiful spindle.

**Moose antlers are naturally shed each year, so no moose were harmed to create this spindle.**

Thursday, December 08, 2011

The Druid's Egg Spindle and Bowl


Brazilian cherry was the wood chosen for this beautiful "Druid's Egg" bead whorl support spindle and matching bowl set crafted by Dave.  The tagua nut used for the bead whorl has been intricately carved with a spiral pattern.  Additional photos can be seen in our Etsy shop.

5 Wood and Bone Crochet Hook Set with Stand



If you are a serious collector of handmade fiber art tools, then this gorgeous crochet hook set and stand is for you!

Dave has crafted the elegant crochet hook stand, which measures 7 inches in height with a 2 inch diameter base, from birdseye maple. The hooks, which are crafted from wood and bone, range in length from 5 1/2 inches to 5 3/4 inches. The sizes and woods used are:

**Size D, 3.25mm Bone and Maple Burl

**Size E, 3.50mm Bone and Paduak

**Size F, 3.75mm Bone and Cocobolo

**Size G, 4.00mm Bone and Ebony

**Size G+, 4.25mm Bone and Honduras Rosewood

Additional photos of this beautiful set can be found in our Etsy shop.


Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Ceramic Trinket Dishes


It's been a long time since we added a new item to our portfolio, so we are very excited to show our newest pieces.  Our sweet little trinket dishes are perfect for so many things!  Rings, pins, votive candles or even as small prep dishes.  We created each dish by hand from earthenware clay, and glazed each dish with lead free glaze.  These little beauties measure a little over 2 1/2 inches in diameter, and about 1/2 inch in depth.  Each dish has been signed, and will be shipped in a gift box.  Be sure and stop by our Etsy shop to view more photos of these adorable little bowls.


Monday, December 05, 2011

Spindles and Bowls


We have added several new spindles and support spinning bowls to our Etsy shop this evening.  Andean style bottom whorl drop spindles and two Tibetan support spindles with matching bowls as seen in the photo above can be found here.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

The Celtic Druid's Egg Clay Pendant


This Celtic Druid's Egg earthenware clay pendant is an original design. The pendant, which has been glazed a pale purple, hangs from an 18" necklace beaded with deep garnet colored Preciosa Czech glass beads and beige Swarovski pearls. The clasp is a gold plated barrel clasp.  A gift box is included with your order.  Additional photos can be found in our Etsy shop.

The Celtic Druid's Egg Clay Pendant


This Celtic Druid's Egg earthenware clay pendant is an original design. The pendant, which has been glazed a sage green, hangs from an 16" necklace beaded with unakite and carved wood beads. The clasp is a gold plated barrel clasp.  A gift box is included with your order.  Additional photos can be found in our Etsy shop.