Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Wool Tree Mill Wool Trees, Drop Spindles and Lucets!

Wool Tree Mill makes some wonderful wood tools for knitters, crocheters and spinners.  I picked up this line at the TNNA show and I am happy to present them in time for the holidays.

lucet is a tool used in cord making or braiding which is believed to date back to the Medieval period, when it was utilized to create cords that were used on clothing, or to hang useful items from the belt. Lucet cord is square, strong, and slightly springy.We have spent a lot of time experimenting with the optimum size and shape for our lucets. You’ll use them for baby-booty laces, color-coordinated drawstrings, simple braided bracelets… on the product page on how to use the Lucet.

A ball of yarn can be naughty. It will jump to the floor and play with the cat or tangle up everything in your yarn basket or tie itself in knots. The wool tree tames all that. This yarn-ball controller can be ordered with or without a yarn guide. The whole thing works beautifully while adding hardwood beauty to your studio space. These are available in Maple or Walnut in three model styles. Once you start using a Wool Tree, it will become a regular part of your art.

Versions of the drop spindle have been dated back to 5,000 BCE and they are still very much in use today. This is the simplest and most portable method of spinning yarn.Our walnut drop spindles are beautiful, for sure, and they have been exhaustively re-designed and tested many times to achieve maximum spin duration and perfect balance. Each of our spindles can be used in either high-whorl or low-whorl positions, depending on the spinner’s purpose and preference. The three sizes and weights provide for a broad range of material, textures, and weights of the finished hand-spun yarn. They are also beautiful just lying around your studio space.


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