Fiber Arts & Furry Critters

Thursday, June 05, 2003

Just about ready for my classes at the Knit-In. All of the toy wheel spindles are done; CDs all have grommets and notches; and I'm almost done with the shafts for the CD spindles. I'm now printing up materials for hand-outs. I'm planning on bringing my Golding Ring spindle and Hog Island roving with me to work on when I'm not teaching. This is intended to be sent to Spin-Off for their Rare Breeds skeins, and needs to be done and sent within the next couple of weeks.

Per request from a guy I met at the Grafton Fibers Spin-In, I've turned a few tapestry bobbins. These are 8" long, and other than that, I don't know much about them. I'm just turning them to spec, I know nothing about weaving tapestries. They sure are pretty, though! I sent him two a couple of months ago, and we've been corresponding about another four. Of the four he's requested, I've finished two: birds-eye maple, and ebony. It's the first time I've turned ebony, and I have to say, I can't wait for a reason to do it again! What a wonderful wood to turn! And it polishes to a fabulously smooth, glossy finish.

Here are the two I've done so far:


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