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tashabear
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Well, I placed an order for stock for my business today -- no fibers yet, but I ordered enough materials to make... um... 250 spindles, total -- 200 drop spindles and 50 supported spindles.  I don't think I'll need to buy parts for a while.  :-)

My current plan is to paint at least some of them (in heraldic colors: black, red, green, blue, purple, gold, and silver), but then I got to thinking that stain might be just as nice.  What colors of stain do you, my faithful readers and potential customer base, prefer?  I have a couple of other ideas for spindle decoration, but I have to keep some surprises!

I should probably write a tutorial on supported spinning, huh?  And look into getting some polymer clay to make support dishes out of.

I need a spinning icon.

i feel: creative creative

11 trips or shoot the rapids
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xianghua From: xianghua Date: September 1st, 2004 10:39 am (UTC) (base camp)

Lots of tutorials!

I'm getting threatend with a great pyraneese foster,s o I figure I need to find SOMETHING to do with all that hair!

Cait
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 1st, 2004 10:43 am (UTC) (base camp)

Re: Lots of tutorials!

Well, there's one there now, so let me know when you need a spindle! I'll even do one with your arms or badge on it!

http://briarpatchfiberarts.com
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: September 1st, 2004 12:23 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Colors sound fun. Fox Den Fiber Arts may provide some futher inspiration, as well.

I think the lap bowls for supported spinning are really excellent.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 1st, 2004 12:54 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Interesting... I may look into polymer clay spindles, as well, since her method of making them isn't proprietary.

Those lap bowls are gorgeous. What I had in mind, though, was something like this, which I bought for $4 at Pennsic, and I'm sure only took the guy 5 minutets to make. What the flash doesn't show is that the white dot in the middle is a dished-out bit to but the spindle in. It's just lovely to use.
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: September 1st, 2004 01:14 pm (UTC) (base camp)
I'm getting a 403 with that link :( But I have an idea of more or less what you're talking about. Easy and fun!
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 1st, 2004 01:21 pm (UTC) (base camp)
emmacrew From: emmacrew Date: September 1st, 2004 01:24 pm (UTC) (base camp)
That is ADORABLE. I'd buy one.
colorwhirl From: colorwhirl Date: September 15th, 2004 01:06 pm (UTC) (base camp)
stain colors? i like cherry (wood) and reddish based stains. i also like really dark brown stains.

your business venture may just convince me to start spinning.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 15th, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC) (base camp)
*grin* What's your favorite color? I do custom-painted spindles, too. I did a couple in red, one in blue, one in red with a sparkly gold cast to it (might experiment with a watered down gold wash over it) and a purple one with very subtle gold sparklies in it.
colorwhirl From: colorwhirl Date: September 20th, 2004 05:43 pm (UTC) (base camp)
What's your favorite color?

cherry red.

at some point, when i'm generating income again (ha!), i'll probably buy a spindle and some roving. as it stands, no income means no fiber toys.

but i have you bookmarked when that joyful day comes.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: September 20th, 2004 05:50 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Mmm... the red paint I have is more of a tomato than a cherry -- will have to look for cherry red, because I'd probably like it better too.

I look forward to your custom!
11 trips or shoot the rapids