Saturday, January 28, 2012

New Support Spindle Bowls


Six new support spindle bowls were listed in our Etsy shop this evening.  The spindle bowls above, were crafted from figured maple, and the lap support spindle bowls below were made from ambrosia maple.  Our spindle bowls, which are an original design, feature a ceramic insert which provides a fast, efficient surface for your spindle.  Additional photos of these handspinning tools can be found here


Friday, January 27, 2012

Swiss Pear Flat Style Tatting Shuttle with Carved Rose Motif


Swiss Pear was the wood chosen by Dave to create this beautiful 3 1/4 inch long flat style tatting shuttle. He has carved his signature rose and leaf motif onto one side, and painted it with acrylic paint. Diamond glaze was used to seal the paint to protect it from wear. Beeswax was used to finish this shuttle.  You can find this little beauty for sale in our Etsy shop.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

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


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

This unique 0.8 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 3/4 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.

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


Monday, January 16, 2012

Moose Antler Ogham Blessing Whorl Support Spindle




"A blessing on the soul" is the inscription that Dave has carved into the 1 1/2 inch diameter moose antler whorl of this Takli support spindle.  This 8th century Ogham blessing was first discovered on an ancient spindle whorl in Buckquoy, Birsay, Orkney, Scotland in 1970.

The ebony shaft measures 9 1/2 inches in length, and the weight of this beautiful handspinning tool is 0.9 ounces (25 grams).  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.**

The Return of the Queen!



.....the "Little Queen Bee" tatting shuttle, that is!  It’s been a while since Dave has made any tatting shuttles. Since he can no longer do the intricate small work required for the more elaborate shuttles, he is going to concentrate on flat shuttles.

This “Little Queen Bee” flat shuttle has been a favorite of our tatting customers (it sold in our Etsy shop before I could get it posted here or on Facebook, but there will be more in the future). Made from upcycled blinds, it is super lightweight and very smooth to the touch with its beeswax finish.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Carved Moose Antler and Cocobolo Takli Support Spindle



The beautiful whorl of this 1.3 ounce (37grams) moose antler Takli support spindle has been intricately carved by Dave with his signature leaf motif. The whorl measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and the cocobolo shaft is 10 inches in length.

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

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



This unique 1.0 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 5/8 inches in diameter, and the cocobolo shaft is 7 3/4 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.

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

Moose Antler and Cocobolo Takli Support Spindle



This 1.0 ounce (27grams) Takli support spindle was crafted by Dave from moose antler and cocobolo. The whorl measures 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and the cocobolo shaft is 10 1/4 inches in length.

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

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Mini Rim Weighted Ambrosia Maple and Mahogany Top Whorl Drop Spindle



Dave has crafted the 1 7/8 inch diameter notched whorl of this rim weighted top whorl drop spindle from beautiful ambrosia maple, and the 7 1/2 inch shaft from mahogany. A brass hook has been added to the top.  The weight of this gorgeous rim weighted handspinning tool is 0.7 ounces.  An additional photo can be seen in our Etsy shop.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Mini Rim Weighted Chechen and Birch Top Whorl Drop Spindle


Dave has crafted the 1 7/8 inch diameter notched whorl of this rim weighted top whorl drop spindle from beautiful chechen, and the 7 1/4 inch shaft from birch. A brass hook has been added to the top. The weight of this gorgeous rim weighted handspinning tool is 0.9 ounces.  An additional photo can be seen in our Etsy shop.