Wednesday, November 06, 2013

New Matchbox Wooden Tatting Picot Gauge Sets


Dave has crafted these more affordable sets of wooden tatting picot gauges from dowels. The gauges measure 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, 5/16 and 3/8 inches in length. He has hand sanded each piece to a smooth finish, then hand polished each one with Renaissance wax. This set all fits into a sweet little decoupaged matchbox.  These three sets are currently for sale in our Etsy shop.


Friday, November 01, 2013

Beautiful Akha Spindles


The Akha style spindle is a new spindle for Grizzly Mountain Arts.  This type of spindle originated with the Akha people, an indigenous hill tribe that live in small villages at high altitudes in the mountains of Thailand, Burma, Laos, China, and Yunnan Province in China.


Dave has crafted the whorls of his Akha spindles from beautiful Spectra-Ply to reflect the bright, colorful textiles created by the Akha people.  He has used birch for the shafts, and brass was used to make the hooks.  Please click on each photo to go to our Etsy shop for more views of each spindle.