|Project by Lisa Chan||posted 03-10-2010 07:19 PM||2849 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
These are examples of what the online spindling community are referring to as French spindles. They are reproductions (with some of my own personal interpretation) of actual antique tools that have been photographed and shared with me.
Unlike drop or supported spindles, the spindle is manipulated primarily in the hand and twisted between thumb and fingers.
The wood on the left is Cherry, and the wood in the right is Hickory. The length is 11 1/2 inches and the total weight is under 2oz.
The wood has been hand polished and finished with orange oil and beeswax. The black decorative bands are burned into the wood.
Total time of creation is about 2 hours per spindle.
-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories, http://www.grippingyarn.com