Handmade Tools

FINE WOODEN TOOLS FOR FIBER ARTISTS

KEN LEDBETTER
KCL WOODS

We are excited to have a selection of tools for fiber artists hand crafted by Ken Ledbetter. Ken is a local craftsman who uses local and exotic woods to make drop spindles and weaving shuttles, for fiber artists.

 

NOTE: THESE PHOTOS WERE POSTED OVER A YEAR AGO AND MOST OF THE ITEMS BELOW HAVE SOLD. HOWEVER, WE STOCK A FULL SELECTION OF EQUALLY BEAUTIFUL SPINDLES AND SHUTTLES HAND-CRAFTED BY KEN.

DROP SPINDLES

Ken's spindles can have stone, granules or a variety of other materials inlaid, such as hand polished stone, or a variety of decorative buttons, many of which are vintage or antique. They are all carefully finished and tested for spinability. These are truly one of a kind, and each is signed and numbered by the artist.

The whorls are about three inches in diameter and the shafts about eight inches long. The woods are listed in order of finial, whorl and shaft.

All of Ken's newest spindles come with 3 interchangeable shafts that allow for the spinner to ply her handspun.

f: Purple heart, w: Koa, s: purple

heart inlay: Russian lacquered

broach. 1.03 oz. $95.00

f: Walnut, w: Maple, s: Walnut

Carved celluloid button inlay

1.30 oz. $75.00

f: Maple, w: Koa, s:Maple

inlay:Russian Lacquered Broach

1.04 oz. $95.00

f: Maple, w: Maple, s: Maple.

1.67 oz. $80.00

       

f: Purple Heart, w: Sycamore,

s: Purple Heart, inlay: Russian

Lacquered Broach 0.94 oz. $85.00

f: Palo Verde, w: Walnut,

s: Palo Verde, inlay: clay

disk 1.22 oz. $80.00

f: Purple Heart, w:Koa,

s: Purple Heart, inlay:

clay disk 1.14 oz. $85.00

f: Palo Verde, w: Syacamore,

s: Palo Verde, inlay: clay disk

0.96 oz. $70.00

       

f: Walnut, w: Maple , s: Walnut,

inlay: Vintage Button

1.37 oz. $70.00

f: Palo Verde, w: Sycamore

s: Palo Verde, inlay:

clay disk 0.90 oz. $70.00

f: Maple, w: Koa, s: Maple

inlay: clay disk

0.96 oz. $85.00

f: Purple Heart, w: Cherry,

s: Purple Heart inlay:

carved celluloid button

1.09 oz. $85.00

       

Beginner spindles are $45.00 and $55.00 depending on how much scroll work is on the whorl

 

WEAVING SHUTTLES

Ken makes Boat Shuttles in 4", 6" and 10" lengths. Extra bobbiins are available upon request.