Monday, December 10, 2012

Carved Moose Antler and Jatoba Tibetan Support Spindle with African Mahogany Support Spinning Bowl

*Due to export restrictions of wildlife materials, we cannot ship products crafted from antler outside of the U.S.*

This exquisite 1.0 ounce (28 grams) moose antler Tibetan support spindle has been intricately carved by Dave with his signature rose motif. The whorl measures 1 3/8 inches in diameter, and the jatoba shaft is 10 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 African mahogany 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.

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

Brass Picot Gauge Set with Holy Land Olive Wood Case

This unique set of brass picot gauges is a Grizzly Mountain Arts original design! The entire set telescopes inside each other and then slides neatly into the Holy Land olive wood gauge case. The four size increments are: 1/4, 3/16, 1/8 and 1/16. Also included is a 2 inch brass ruler. A certificate of authenticity for the Holy Land olive wood will be included with this picot gauge set.  Additional photos can be found in our Etsy shop.

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Wood Spirit of Oregonia E-Z Grip Size H 5mm Crochet Hook

Dave has hand carved the wise old "Wood Spirit of Oregonia" from Oregon myrtlewood. Birch was the wood chosen to complete this beautiful size H, 5.00 mm e-z grip hook. The length of this unique fiber art tool is 6 inches.  Additional photos can be seen in our Etsy shop.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

DIY Poplar and Birch Top Whorl Spindle

Here is your opportunity to put your own spin on making a one of a kind spindle for yourself or as a gift or resale. Why waste time and money on wooden toy wheels, crooked dowel rods, coffee cup hooks and split shafts? 

Dave has professionally crafted this DYI top whorl spindle complete with a 1 7/8 inch poplar whorl and a 9 1/2 inch birch shaft (8 inches below the whorl), brass hook and a notch in the 3 o'clock position. The whorl has been sealed and sanded smooth ready to paint (do not stain since the wood has been sealed). The birch shaft has already been finished with polish. Of course you don't have to paint it if you don't want to. Just wax the whorl and off you go. 

This spindle weighs 0.7 oz (21 grams) and can be found in our Etsy shop.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Lightweight Ash Phang Support Spindle with Mini Ceramic Spinning Bowl

The 9 1/2 inch phang support spindle included with this set was crafted from ash. It has been adorned with Dave's signature pyrographed leaf motif. This beautiful handspinning tool weights 0.8 ounces (23 grams). This lightweight phang is a little longer than our standard travel size phang.  Also included with this set is a mini hand glazed ceramic spinning bowl that travels securely in it's faux suede pouch.  Additional photos of these beautiful handspinning tools can be found at the listing.

Thursday, December 06, 2012

New Mini Tibetan Support Spindle Travel Sets

Seven new mini Tibetan support spindle travel sets were listed in our Etsy shop today.  The woods used for the whorls of these beautiful handspinning tools are canarywood, padauk, bubinga, ambrosia maple, hormigo negro, Swiss pear and East Indian rosewood.  If you'd like to view more photos of these support spindles, please visit our shop.

Saturday, December 01, 2012

Four new embroidery laying tools, also called stilettos, were listed in our Etsy shop today.  The woods used by Dave are goncalo alves, jatoba, mesquite and chechen.

New Crochet Hook Sets

Two new crochet hook sets were listed in our Etsy shop today.  Dave has crafted the set above to resemble Russian support spindles.  The set below features E-Z grip handles for using overhand.  Both sets come in sizes H (5mm), I (5.5mm), J (6mm) and K (6.5mm).  Additional photos can be found in our Etsy shop.

Juniper, Walnut and Poplar Carved Wood Spirit Nostepinde Yarn Ball Winder

This 11 inches long and 7/8 diameter "Wood Spirit" nostepinde has been lovingly crafted by Dave from a variety of woods. Juniper was used for the carved Wood Spirit, and walnut and poplar completes this yarn ball winder.