Sunday, September 30, 2012

Oregon Myrtlewood and Poplar Mushroom French Spool Knitters with Pyrography and Loop Lifters


These beautiful mushroom French spool knitters were crafted by Dave from Oregon myrtlewood and poplar. He has inset brass pins into the top of each.  Dave has accented these spool knitters with pyrography (burn etching). The matching loop lifter was crafted from birch and brass.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tatting Needle Sets with Hand Turned Cases


This is a new item for Grizzly Mountain Arts!  Dave has turned these beautiful 5 3/4" tatting needle cases from myrtlewood burl and birdseye maple. The 5" long Handy Hands tatting needles included with these sets are #8, #7, #5-0 and #3-0. A needle threader is also included with each set.  Additional photos can be seen by clicking the links above.


Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Tatting Picot Gauge Sets




These unique brass picot gauge sets are a Grizzly Mountain Arts original design! The entire set telescopes inside each other and then slides neatly into the picot gauge case. The four size increments are: 1/4, 3/16, 1/8 and 1/16. Also included is a 2 inch brass ruler.  The woods used above are Holy Land olive wood, thuya burl, Oregon myrtlewood, cocobolo and spalted maple.

Brass Picot Gauge Set with Wooden Case©

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Mini Tibetan Support Spindle Travel Sets


Five new mini Tibetan support spindle travel sets were listed for sale in our Etsy shop this morning.  These little beauties are perfect for lace weight and other fine, lightweight fibers.  The woods used for the whorls are ambrosia maple, bloodwood, chechen, canary wood and apricot.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Native American Design Hard Maple Support Spindle Bowl


Our support spinning bowls combine the efficiency of a ceramic surface with the stability of a wide beautiful wooden base (this is a Grizzly Mountain Arts original design). The ceramic insert measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the gorgeous hard maple base is approximately 3 inches in diameter and 1 7/8 inches in height. Dave has adorned this bowl with a pyrographic Native American design and blue acrylic dots. The ceramic spinning bowl inserts were decorated by hand with accent glazes and kiln fired. Cork has been added to the bottom of this bowl to keep the wood from scratching other hard surfaces. 

Ceramic and Birdseye Maple Lap Support Spinning Bowl


Dave has crafted this beautiful lap support spinning bowl from birdseye maple. The ceramic bowl measures 1 3/4 inches in diameter, and the maple base is approximately 3 inches in diameter and 6 1/2 inches in length. The ceramic spinning bowl inserts were decorated by hand with accent glazes and kiln fired. Cork dots on the bottom keep the wood from scratching your chair.


Mini Ambrosia Maple and Hard Maple Tibetan Support Spindle Travel Set


These little beauties are perfect for lace weight and other fine, lightweight fibers. 

The 1 3/4 inch whorl of this mini Tibetan spindle was crafted from ambrosia maple, and the 8 inch shaft from hard maple. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 0.6 ounces (18 grams).  Also included with this set is one of our handmade mini ceramic spinning bowls that travels securely in it's zippered pouch.



Mini American Cherry French Style Support Spindle Travel Set



The 8 inch mini French style support spindle included with this set was crafted from American cherry. This beautiful handspinning tool weights 0.9 ounces (27 grams).  Also included with this set is a mini ceramic spinning bowl that travels securely in its zippered pouch.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Native American Basket Design Support Spindle with Turquoise Inlay


Dave has crafted this unique Native American inspired 1 1/2" basket whorl from maple. He has adorned the textured whorl with pyrography and inlayed turquoise. The 10 3/4 inch long shaft was crafted from hickory.  The weight of this beautiful support spindle is 1.2 ounces (34 grams).


Tuesday, September 04, 2012

Walnut Vintage Reproduction French Style Ribbed Support Spindle with Pyrography

Dave has crafted this 11" walnut French style support spindle with "ribs" to give it an authentic period appearance. He has also adorned it with a pyrographed leaf and vine motif.  The weight of this beautiful handspinning tool is 1.0 ounce (27grams).


Maple and Purpleheart Acorn Support Spindle


 Dave has crafted the beautiful 1 1/2 inch acorn whorl of this support spindle from maple. The 10 1/2 inch long shaft was created from purpleheart and the weight of this spindle in 33 grams (1.2 ounces).


Native American Basket Design Support Spindle

 Dave has crafted the unique Native American inspired basket whorl from silver maple, and he has adorned it with pyrography. The 11 1/2 inch long shaft was crafted from jatoba. The weight of this beautiful support spindle is 1.6 ounces (46 grams).


Eucalyptus Burl and Paduak Mini Top Whorl Drop Spindle

Dave has crafted the 1 3/4 inch diameter notched whorl of this mini top whorl drop spindle from eucalyptus burl, and the 8 inch shaft from paduak. A brass hook has been added to the top. Brass inlay has been added to some of the voids in the burl. 

The weight of this beautiful handspinning tool is 0.8 ounces.

Ambrosia Maple and Chechen Mini Top Whorl Drop Spindle


Dave has crafted the 1 3/4 inch diameter notched whorl of this top whorl drop spindle from ambrosia maple, and the 7 1/2 inch shaft from chechen. A brass hook has been added to the top. 

The weight of this beautiful handspinning tool is 0.6 ounces.

New Support Spinning Bowls

 We have added several new support spinning bowls to our Etsy shop.  The spindle bowls above, were crafted from jatoba, silver maple and figured maple. The ceramic spinning bowl inserts were decorated by hand with accent glazes and kiln fired.  The lap support spinning bowls below, were crafted from figured maple, walnut and silver maple.