Saturday, 16 August 2008

Spindly goodness

I'm on a blog-posting roll this weekend! It must be something to do with watching a huge session of the Olympics today, which has left me feeling motivated to do lots of stuff! Didn't team GB do well?!

Anyway, here's some news about my latest completed project, not a Ravelympics one, this is something I've been planning for much longer. So without further ado, meet my newest spindles:







I'm so excited about these! They're handmade (by me), with resin whorls that I made specifically for them. The top one has rose petals embedded in the resin, the middle one has calendula petals, and the bottom one is extra special, those shells are fossils that I collected from Barton on Sea this spring.

The whorls are about 5cm wide, and the spindles weigh between 20g and 25g, so these are ideal for spinning laceweight to medium weight yarns. I've played most with the fossil one so far and, like the others, it spins beautifully, I can see myself using this a lot! The white spots next to the fossils are just air bubbles that have filled with polishing compound, I was so excited about taking photos that I haven't cleaned that out yet.

And the best part, I want to make a bunch of these for Wildcraft, so I'll get to go on more fossil hunts and to experiment with other interesting things to decorate them with. I'm even thinking of starting a spindle club, where members receive a seasonal ly decorated spindle and fibre with every installment. Exciting eh?!

9 comments:

Kai said...

They're gorgeous! And I love the idea of a spindle club!

*starts saving pennies*

Lin said...

Wow, I love the shell one. What a great idea for a club too.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

I love the new spindles. I especially like the shells and roses.

Shayla Myst said...

I think a spindle/fiber club would be great. Even if you just listed some on Etsy, I bet you could sell several.

Bea said...

Looks like you are going to be very busy making spindles too. You aren't gonna have time for real life soon ;-)

Knit Nurse said...

Gosh, they are beautiful! Reminds me of my youth when I had a Plasticraft kit (although I never managed to produce anything so tasteful!)

from lilly lane said...

I love the rose one!Hope you start selling them soon, I want one.

Jacqui said...

Yes, please. Where do I sign up? :) Lovely

Helen said...

What beautiful spindles!! I want one... whhhhaaaah!!!