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Photos chosen for typical colour(s). Colour of individual bobbins may vary from those shown here.
 The species scientific names are included to exactly define the wood used to make Maple Leaf bobbins.
 This is done to avoid confusion, as there are different species with the same, or similar, common names.

 To aid in comparing species, all photos are the standard "Maple Leaf" style bobbins, double head version.

All domestic wood species used for making these bobbins is sourced from wood grown in Ontario, Canada.
Sources include sustainably managed forests, trees downed in storms, invasive species removals,
farm woodlot harvesting and city tree pruning.

Imported wood species are sourced only from FSC certified suppliers.


  SUGAR MAPLE (Acer saccharum

  Standard, straight grain. 
Lace Bobbin, Maple

  Birdseye grain (minimum 5 birdseyes on each bobbin handle)
Lace Bobbin, Maple, Birdseye

  Tiger  (curly) grain (semi irridescent 'stripes' across bobbin)
Lace Bobbin, Maple, Tiger stripe

  LILAC   (Syringa vulgaris L.)
  Colour range shown
Lace Bobbin, Lilac, light

Lace Bobbin, Lilac, light/dark

Lace Bobbin, Lilac, dark

  BLACK CHERRY (Prunus serotina)
Lace Bobbin, Black Cherry

  BLACK WALNUT  (Juglans nigra)
Lace Bobbin, Black Walnut

  WHITE BIRCH  (Betula papyrifera)  
(a.k.a: Paper Birch, Silver Birch)
Lace Bobbin, White Birch

  YELLOW BIRCH  (Betula alleghaniensis)  
(a.k.a. Golden Birch)
Lace Bobbin, Yellow Birch

  HAWTHORN (Crataegul spp.
Colour varies, photo shows variationLace Bobbin, Hawthorne
  Hawthorn spalted below   (Typical appearance shown)
Lace Bobbin, Hawthorn, spalted

  BUCKTHORN (Rhamnus cathartica)
Lace Bobbin, Buckthorn

  IRONWOOD (Ostrya virginiana)  
(a.k.a. Hop hornbeam)
    Photo shows colour range

 Lace Bobbin, Ironwood

APPLE   (Malus sylvestris)
Lace Bobbin, Apple

  PEAR (Pyrus communis)
Lace Bobbin, Pear

  HONEY LOCUST (Gleditsia triacanthos)
     Note: not always available.

Lace Bobbin, Honey Locust

  BLACK LOCUST (Robinia pseudoacacia)
     Note: not always available.
Lace Bobbin, Black Locust

  SERVICEBERRY  (Amelanchier canadensis)
Lace Bobbin, Serviceberry

  SWEETGUM (Liquidambar styraciflua No longer available.
Lace Bobbin, Sweetgum

    (This is a very dense wood made of compressed Birch veneer (Betula papyrifera).
    NOTE:  no longer made as the factory was destroyed by fire in 2015.
    Photos remain on this page for identification purposes only.

  Rosewood burgundy

Lace Bobbin, Rosewood Burgundy
Lace Bobbin, Fuschia
  Cocobolo / Macassar
Lace Bobbin, Cocobolo Macassar
  Tropical Purplewood
Lace Bobbin, Tropical Purplewood

 IMPORTED SPECIES (Custom order only)

  BOCOTE (Cordia alliodora)

Lace Bobbin, Bocote

  CHAKTE KOK (Erythroxylum spp. & Simira spp.)(Redheart)
Lace Bobbin, Chakte Kok

  MACHICHE (Lonchocarpus spp.)
Lace Bobbin, Machiche

  KINGWOOD (Dalbergia cearensis)
Lace Bobbin, Kingwood

ROSEWOOD, Brazilian (Dalbergia nigra)
Lace Bobbin, Rosewood, Brazilian

  ROSEWOOD, HONDURAN (Dalbergia stevensoni)
Lace Bobbin, Honduran Rosewood

  JATOBA (Ormosia monosperma)    (Brazilian Cherry)
Lace Bobbin, Jatoba

PAU AMARELLO (Euxylophora paraensis)  (Yellowheart)
Lace Bobbin, Pau Amarello

PURPLEHEART (Peltogyne spp.)
Lace Bobbin, Purpleheart

  BLOODWOOD (Brosimum rubescens)  
Lace Bobbin, Bloodwood

  ANGELIM VERMELHO (Dinizia excelsa)    No longer available
Lace Bobbin, Vermelho