|Project by Michelle C||posted 04-30-2011 05:12 PM||1179 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I had to make the head larger due to excessive barking and to support the carved swirls. I wonder if I can get it more in balance with the rest of the spindle next time I am able to turn a spindle. It spins well, but it is taking longer for me to like the look of the ‘big head’
The same time it took me to turn and sand the spindle , it took to carve them, figuring the math, plot the spirals, then to start the spiral I used the dermal, to finish the shaping I used various files, then sanding to finish.
Russian Supported Plying Spindle Spiral Head
Barked White Pear
Russian Supported Spindle Spiral skirt
bugged out Milkwood
After doing tons of research and finding a few helpful youtube videos, I finally was able to make the styling of spindle that I have wanted to. I am very pleased with the results.
(A spindle is a hand tool that is used by fiber artists to spin various fibers into yarn, a plying spindle does the same but with two or more singles and plys then together twisting them in the oposite direction to produce a balanced yarn)