Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Mini Ambrosia Maple Tibetan Support Spindle Travel Set

These little beauties are perfect for lace weight and other fine, lightweight fibers. The 1 1/2 inch whorl of this mini Tibetan spindle was crafted from ambrosia maple. The 8 1/2 inch shaft has been crafted from hard maple, and the tip has been crafted from diamondwood. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 0.7 oz. (19 grams).

When constructing his spindles, Dave mounts the spindle whorl blank on the shaft, and then turns and shapes the whorl and shaft together to achieve a well balanced spindle. Also included with this set is a mini ceramic spinning bowl that travels securely in it's velvet pouch.