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Hand-Turned & Carved Hardwood
Wrist Distaff
Materials: "Stately Garden" Dyed Hardwood

I created this design out of a conversation I had with a fellow Etsian: she's a drop-spindler and wanted to find a distaff she could hang from her wrist, since wrapping the wool directly around her arm was getting hot in the summertime!

I hand-turned this wrist distaff from dyed and laminated hardwood whose bright colors are second to none! "Stately Garden" Dyed Hardwood is the bold and geometric pathways that surround the brilliant blooms of summer; a beautiful garden meandering around a royal palace.

After creating an elegant design, I then drilled a hole at the top of the tool, and strung through a length of deerskin lace, (leather which is exceptionally supple and smooth), which I knotted at the top. This slips easily over the hand and hangs down at a comfortable length.

This distaff is designed to be extremely light-weight and comfortable to use. Simply wrap your roving/fiber around the wood, and you have an instant holder that stays out of the way of your drop spindle. (See the last photo for demonstration).

Length of the distaff is about 7". This is an heirloom-quality tool that will last for many years to come!

Please see my web site (http://www.KatherineKowalski.com) and blog for more about my work and inspiration.


All of my items are tested for durability and strength. They're not simply ornamental -- they are fully functional tools and ornaments created with the finest materials and techniques in order for you to have a tool that is both beautiful and works comfortably and efficiently at the same time... just as it should.

I've been a fiber artist for over twenty-five years, and now use my experience to design one-of-a-kind items: from the tools of the trade (crochet hooks, knitting needles, spinning tools, etc.) to items of personal adornment such as hairpins, jewelry, and much more!

There is a wonderful joy to owning and using finely crafted wooden items: they're smooth, warm, and have the potential to become cherished heirlooms. Every design is gently enveloped in an exclusively designed fabric pouch, and comes with a gift card. My work is 100% guaranteed. Please see my web site (http://www.KatherineKowalski.com) for a Care & Use Guide as well as other information.

Each item is a unique work of art handcrafted by Katherine Kowalski, a professional woodturner and Master Fiber Artist. All designs and graphics, etc. are copyright © Katherine Kowalski. All rights reserved.

Wrist Distaff -- Stately Garden -- hand-turned hardwood tool for spinners and spindlers (DAYSTAR) Katherine Kowalski woodturning, red


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: hardwood, wood, heart, sunlight, breezes, leather
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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