Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Top Whorl Drop Spindles


These are the newest top whorl drop spindles crafted by Dave.  The whorl woods are Oregon myrtlewood, maple burl and birdseye maple.  Please visit our Etsy shop to see additional photos of other fiber art tools by Grizzly Mountain Arts.

Ambrosia Maple, Hard Maple and Diamondwood Tibetan Support Spindle


This beautiful Tibetan support spindle weights 0.9 ounces (25 grams). The hard maple shaft measures about 11 inches in length, and the whorl which is crafted from ambrosia maple, measures about 1 3/4 inches in diameter. The tip has been crafted from emerald green diamondwood.

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.

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.  

Friday, January 25, 2013

Travel Size Ceramic Support Spindle Bowls






Four new travel size ceramic support spinning bowls were listed in our Etsy shop today.  If you'd like to see more photos of these handspinning tools, please click here to visit our shop.  Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Oregon Myrtlewood Tibetan Support Spindle





This beautiful support spindle weights 1.3 ounces (36 grams). The Oregon myrtlewood shaft measures about 11 1/2 inches in length, and the whorl which is also crafted from Oregon myrtlewood, measures about 2 inches in diameter. The tip has been crafted from jatoba. The whorl of this handspinning tool has been adorned with Dave's signature pyrographed leaf motif.

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.

This beautiful handspinning tool is for sale in our Etsy shop.



Hand Crafted Brass Tatting Picot Hook


This 2 1/2 inch long picot hook was crafted by Dave from brass. The 4 inch fob has been beaded by Jo with a beautiful cloisonne bead and Swarovski crystals.  This beautiful fiber art tool is for sale in our Etsy shop.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

New Lap Support Spindle Bowls


African mahogany, birdseye maple, silver maple and Oregon myrtlewood are the woods Dave used to craft the lap support spinning bowls above.  The earthenware ceramic inserts have been adorned by hand and kiln fired.  Please visit our Etsy shop to view these and other fine handcrafted fiber art tools.



5 Pin Oregon Myrtlewood French Spool Knitter and Matching Loop Lifter with Inlay


This beautiful French spool knitter was crafted by Dave from Oregon myrtlewood. He has inset five brass pins into the top. The overall height of this spool knitter is 3 1/2 inches, and the inner barrel measures 5/8 of an inch in diameter. The matching loop lifter was crafted from Oregon myrtlewood and brass. Dave has adorned this beautiful fiber art tool with custom walnut and diamondwood inlay.  Additional photos can be seen in our Etsy shop.



Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Wood and Ceramic Support Spinning Bowls

Oregon myrtlewood, African mahogany and birdseye maple are a few of the woods used in Grizzly Mountain Arts newest support spinning bowls.  Each bowl features one of our ceramic inserts that we have decorated by hand.  This unique wood and ceramic combination is a Grizzly Mountain Arts original design.  If you'd like to view additional photos of these beautiful spindle bowls, please click here to visit our Etsy shop.


New Andean Style Reproduction Bottom Whorl Spindles


Four new Andean style reproduction bottom whorl drop spindles were listed in our Etsy shop this week.  These four newest Andean spindles were pyrographed by Dave with an authentic Pre-Columbian design.  While these spindles have already been sold, you can view photos of all them in our Flickr portfolio.