Monday, December 12, 2005

Now Offering Gift Boxes...

Jeanette's Spindle Gift Box

Both Boxes Wrapped and Ready to Go

Billy's Spindle Gift Box

Above are an example of two gift boxes I put together for a couple of children for Christmas. Their aunt contacted me about making painted spindles for them and we worked out an arrangement where I would package up complete gift boxes, wrap them and do hand calligraphed tags. I am so happy with how it all worked out that I am now going to be offering this service year 'round for any and all customers!

Included in a Custom Spindle Gift Box are:
  • One standard, hand painted spindle.
  • Your choice of design on the spindle. (Complex spindles may cost more.)
  • 3 oz. of easy-to-spin, super soft, natural wool fiber
  • One lavender sachet
  • The Interweave Press Spinning Instruction Flyer
  • Gift wrapping
  • Hand Calligraphed and decorated gift tag
  • Priority Shipping within the Continental U.S. (I will quote shipping to other Locations)
All of the above for only $45.00! What an easy way to send a gift to a fiber friend, relative or anyone you would like to introduce to hand spinning! Please give me three weeks lead time on these orders. If you do have a rush order, write and ask about it. I may well be able to fit it in.

Peace & Joy to All!


Friday, December 02, 2005

What Would You Put on YOUR Drop Spindle?

"Here There Be Dragons"
(Spindle shown was sold on Ebay for $46.75 on 12/9/05.)

There are a lot of spindle makers out there and they make gorgeous spindles! I have seen some spindles from other companies that I just love and I really need to start collecting more of those spndles. But there is one thing you can't get anywhere else; a completely custom spindle with anything painted on it that you'd like. Crowhill House Fiberworks is the only place I know of that creates one of a kind, made to order fine art spindles.
So if you were going to buy a spindle, what would you have painted on your spindle?

I have had requests for pets, fiber animals, logos, a glow in the dark solar system and so very many other designs that are special to the spinners who purchase these spindles. Each time they pick up their spindle and spin with it, they see their very own pet or favorite flower or landscape. Personally, I don't think you can beat that. For me, it makes spinning so much fun and people always ask about my spindles if I am spinning in public. Each one has a story all its own to tell.

So tell your story with a custom painted spindle. What would you put on your spindle? Let me know if you have an idea, a picture a vision that I can help make a reality on a tool you will use and enjoy for many years to come.

Just click on the e-mail link to your right and send me your requests and to design your own custom fine art spindle. Tell YOUR story as you spin your yarns!

Peace & Joy,