Richard Pikul                                   

Professionally designed, hand crafted turning                                                       

LACE BOBBINS

STYLES / TYPES 

Bobbins of different species photos (here)


I make my own design "Maple Leaf" bobbins. The shape includes a tapered square end with a weight added inside the handle end for bobbins more than 3 grams weight.
All bobbins are made 'in house'.

The tapered square end prevents the bobbins from rolling, allows the bobbins to be arranged in a stable semicircle and a group can be pushed sideways without piling on each other.
With a little practice the bobbin shape allows a pair to be picked up between a thumb and forefinger.

PHOTOS SHOW RELATIVE SIZES

6 gram bobbins for  medium - heavy threads.
This bobbin is fitted with an internal weight which varies according to the weight of the wood species used to obtain a consistent weight of 6 grams.
Available in two styles; double head and single head.

Double Head bobbin
Lace Bobbin, DH, Maple

Single Head bobbin
Head and body 'top' diameter is slightly larger than the double head bobbin, approximately 30% larger winding area.
Lace bobbin, SH Maple


3 gram bobbins for finer threads
Same shape and size as the 6 gram models, but with no internal weight.
Weight can vary between 2.7 grams and 3.4 grams depending on wood species used.
Lace bobbin, 3gm, Maple


2 gram bobbins for very fine threads or your travel pillow
Slimmer and slightly shorter than the 3 gram models.
Weight can vary between 1.7 grams and 2.3 grams weight depends on wood species used.
Lace bobbin, DH, 2gm, Maple


6 gram large bobbins (double winding area)
Same shape as the 6 gram standard models, 1/4" (6.4mm) longer and slightly larger diameter. Winding area double that of standard 6 gram model. Internal weight added.
Lace bobbin, DH, Lg, Maple


"Capture" bobbins   made for wire or metallic thread
Two models, 80mm and 100 mm long.
Head design captures wire or metallic thread without the use of wire loops, hooks or elastic rings. Neck includes a hole to aid winding.
Bobbin can be wound in either direction. Wire can be tensioned in line or at an angle without unwinding or slipping.
Internal weight added for total weight of 7 grams.

100mm Capture bobbin
Lace bobbin, Capture, Maple, 100mm

80mm Capture bobbin
Lace bobbin, Capture, Maple, 80mm


Wire loop bobbins made for wire
Two models, 80mm and 100 mm long.
Double wire loops hold wire thread securely when the bobbin is wound in either direction. Wire can be tensioned at any angle without slipping or unwinding. Neck includes a hole to aid winding.
Lace bobbin, Wire, Maple, 100mm

Lace bobbin, Wire, LoopView


Prices (Canadian dollars)

Standard bobbins, 6 grams
Domestic wood           $7.00 each
Domestic wood dramatic grain
(curly, birdseye etc)  $7.50 each
Imported wood          $8.00 each


Standard bobbins, 3 grams
Domestic wood        $5.00 each
Imported wood        not available


Standard bobbins, 2 grams
Domestic wood        $5.00 each
Imported wood        not available


Large bobbins, 6 grams
Domestic wood        $7.00 each
Imported wood        $8.00 each


"Capture" bobbins, 7 grams
100mm & 80mm    $8.00 each
Available in: Maple, Pear, Hawthorn, Ironwood only


Wire loop bobbins, 7 grams
Domestic wood        $8.00 each
Imported wood        not available



Adding stripes to any bobbin
                                    $0.50 each


Adding images to any bobbin
Customer supplied artwork
Light coloured wood only
Minimum order 12 pcs   $0.50 each
Contact me before ordering for
detailed requirements.



Shipping Charges:
To: Canada and continental USA

$6.00 packaging and shipping
          up to 24 bobbins, parcel post.
$0.00 for orders over $200.00