Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Alternative Ivory Druid's Egg Support Spindles


Four beautiful alternative ivory Druid's Egg support spindles were recently added to our Etsy shop.  Dave chose cocobolo, ebony, Brazilian ebony and bloodwood for the shafts of each unique handspinning tool.  If you'd like to view additional photos of each spindle, please click the link for the woods highlighted above.



Saturday, February 23, 2013

New Crochet Hook Set with Stand


If you are a serious collector of handmade fiber art tools, then this gorgeous crochet hook set and stand is for you!

Dave has crafted the elegant crochet hook stand, which measures 7 inches in height with an approximate 3 inch diameter base, from silver maple. The hooks, which are crafted from birch and exotic woods, measure about 6 inches in length. The exotic finials are cocobolo, redheart, purpleheart, Pacific yew and maple burl. The size of each hook has been burn etched into the wood.  Additional photos of these fiber art tools can be seen in our Etsy shop.

Hook sizes: 

-- G7-4.5mm
-- H-5.00mm
-- I-5.50mm
-- J-6.00mm
-- K-6.50mm





Friday, February 22, 2013

New Spindles


Three new spindles were listed in our Etsy shop today.  The handspinning tool above was crafted from Swiss pear and cocobolo.  Our Victorian lace weight top whorl spindle features checkering around the whorl and a Victorian era leaf motif.  Also listed today were two French style cove and groove support spindles. Please click the links to view additional photos of these tools.


Paduak and Dymondwood



Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Heirloom Mini Support Spindle and Ceramic Spinning Bowl Set


Dave has combined his years of experience as a scrimshaw artist, ivory carver and spindle maker to create this one-of-a-kind heirloom mini support spindle

This 9 inch spindle features a 1.5 inch diameter rosewood whorl with a relief carved leaf motif and two miniature ancient mammoth ivory roses also hand carved by Dave and inset into the whorl. This mammoth ivory is at least 10,000 years old, the approximate time at which mammoth became extinct. The shaft is turned from hard maple with a very hard rosewood tip. 

The spindle has been sealed and has a hand rubbed finish using Renaissance wax. This wax is a micro-crystalline polish made of refined waxes blended to a formula used by the British Museum and restoration specialist internationally to revive and protect museum quality pieces.

Accompanying this little beauty is a mini ceramic spinning bowl which has been decorated with glaze by hand. A faux suede bag is included to store your bowl when it's not in use.




Monday, February 11, 2013

Oregon Myrtlewood Burl, Hard Maple and Box Elder Tibetan Support Spindle


This beautiful support spindle weights 1.2 ounces (33 grams). The hard maple shaft measures about 11 inches in length, and the whorl which was crafted from Oregon myrtlewood burl, measures about 2 inches in diameter. The voids of the burl have been filled with brass. The tip has been crafted from dyed and stabilized box elder.

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.  Additional photos of this handspinning tool can be found in our Etsy shop.



Saturday, February 09, 2013

New Top Whorl Drop Spindles


Four new top whorl drop spindles were listed in our Etsy shop today.  The woods used on the three featured above are from left to right, apricot/walnut, birdseye maple/cherry and holly/cherry.  The DIY spindle pictured below was crafted from poplar and birch.


New Lap Support Spinning Bowls


Four new lap support spindle bowls were listed in our Etsy shop today.  The lighter wood bowls were crafted from silver maple, and the other bowls are African mahogany.  All of these spinning bowls feature our dimpled ceramic inserts. 



Mini Eucalyptus Burl, East Indian Rosewood and Dymondwood Tibetan Support Spindle Travel Set


The 1 1/2 inch whorl of this mini Tibetan spindle was crafted from eucalyptus burl. The 8 1/2 inch shaft has been crafted from East Indian rosewood, and the tip has been crafted from purple dymondwood. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 0.8 oz. (21 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.



Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Mini Tibetan Support Spindle with Mini Dimpled Bowl Set


The 1 5/8 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 is a gorgeous stabilized box elder. The weight of this beautiful spindle is 0.8 oz. (22 grams).

The accompanying maple mini spindle bowl measures 2 inches in diameter and 1 inch in height, with the dimpled ceramic insert measuring 1 1/2 inches in diameter.

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.  Additional photos of these handspinning tools can be found in our Etsy shop.