Hand weaving tapestry bobbins

Developed with the help of the tutor and students of the Tapestry Weaving Course at West Dean College, West Sussex. I find that the natural beauty of the wood combined with the simple yet elegant form make these items a personal favourite.

The woods have been selected for their beauty and weight, with specific gravities ranging from .9 to 1.2 (English Oak being .6). A few lighter woods have been included because of their beauty.

I apply no oil to the tapestry bobbins, they are just burnished to a super smooth finish.

Standard shape in two sizes, lengths 15cm, 22cm.
Continental shape; length 18cm by 2cm with brass tips.

Mexican Rosewood (Bocote)
SG = 0.95
Cordia gerascanthus
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Mexican Rosewood (Bocote)


Honduras Rosewood
SG = 0.96
Dalbergia stevensonii
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Honduras Rosewood


Santos Rosewood
SG = 0.85
Machaerium scleroxylon
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Santos Rosewood


Ebony
SG = 1.2
Diospyros ebenum
Similar in appearance to African Blackwood but with less grain and a more matt finish
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Ebony


African Blackwood
SG = 1.2
Dalbergia melanoxylon
Similar in appearance to Ebony but with more grain and satin finish
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African Blackwood


Cocobolo
SG = 1.10
Dalbergia retusa
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Cocobolo


Tulip Wood
SG = 0.96
Dalbergia frutescens

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Tulip Wood


Yellow Bacu
SG = 1.10
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Yellow Bacu


Purple Heart
SG = 0.86
Peltogyne pubescens
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Purple Heart


Satinwood
SG = 0.98
Chloroxylon swietenia
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Satinwood


Pau Rosa
SG = 0.95
Swartzia Fistuloides
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Pau Rosa


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