I shows him some pictures of spindles. And he thought i he could make spindles which have wood combinations for the whorls.
He glued multiple types of wood together and then turned them into spindles, and i really have to say he has done an amazing job!!!
He made me 3 spindles, 2 light ones, and one a bit heavier. They all spin great, no problem with the balance.
I can't tell you all the different kinds of woods he used in the spindles, but i do recognise oak, cherry and beech!
Here we go, number one, a slightly heavier spindle, oak cherry and a shaft is beech. Spins like a dream. Very fine single noticable on the shaft.
I really like the shape of this spindle!
oh in case you're wondering the fiber is from the Enchanted Knoll Farm, it's a merino tussahsilk blend, in the colorway cleopatra. Supersoft and a delight to spin it!! I got it from a friend from ravelry!
Here are some more pictures. I do say we just got a new camera, and we don't get along very well yet. It's very different from my old one... all the pictures were made at the same time... although the pictures don't show that!
The second spindle, this is a very light and very fast spinner, with a little beehive whorl, it's made out of 5 different sorts of wood. Again cherry and oak and beech.
I really like the fast spin on this one!!
woohoo that fiber really pops off the screen, doens't it? I got it from another ravelry friend Marvelknits, we are both in a fiberswap group.
The idea behind the group is, you have in the USA the phatfiber box, in the U.K you have the fiberholics box. Both are great, but add the shippingcosts and from the USA the possible extra custom fees, those are quite expensive bits of fiber. So i started a small group on ravelry, and we now did 2 rounds. Everybody tells how many packages they want to make with 4x25 grams or 5x 20 grams, and then the swapping begins. Batts, top, roving, rolags everything can be in there. The last time was great fun because we were all present on the annual day of the spinning guild here in the Netherlands. So we all recieved great presents. one of mine was this fiber. Something i would never buy, due to the neon colors. But i must admit, i really like it!!! It's so much fun spinning those bright and happy colors, with cool colors changes. And those sparkles make it even more fun! I'm guessing it's BFL.
It's dyed by another ravelista, her etsy shop is no longer open, so i can't link her.
But oh wait i was supposed to show you the spindles...
And last but not least, a no fuss spindle, with a good balance, nice woodgrain in the shaft. Also a light spindle, just how i like them!!
I'd say my dad has found a good new hobby as spindlemaker!! And i can tell you he is planning to make so more with tulipwood!! I will keep you posted!