Bodkins are used for inserting stakes and
handles into weaving.
Four types for sale:
Bodkin | $39.95
5" x 1/2" This bodkin
is suitable for beginners.
Curved Bodkin | $38.95
6" x 1/2" Useful in adding
stakes sideways to a base.
Thin Bodkin | $19.50
5" x 1/4" Useful for fine
Mini Bodkin | $8.50
3" x 1/8" Can be used
for holding work to lapboard.
Knife | $19.50
Willow Basketmaker's Knife.
Rapping Iron | $39.00
The rapping iron is used for beating
down the weaving. The ring is used to straighten thick
Grease Horn | $24.95
The steer horn contains cheesecloth
soaked in tallow. The bodkin is inserted into the
tallow in order to grease it prior to use.
The screw block is used for weaving
square lids and bases. 30 inches long. Carriage bolts
Skeining is the art of taking
large whole willow rods and by using the cleave, shave and
upright, reducing the rod to thin even-width strips or skeins.
Boxwood Cleave | $39.00
The Boxwood cleave splits the rod
into three clefts.
Shave | $149.00
The shave facilitates the removal
of pith from the cleft skeins. The long blade is set
at an angle to the base, allowing a variety of shave
widths without the need for manual adjustment. The
metal is set in a wooden block for clamping to a bench.
Upright | $95.00
The upright is a bank of 5 sets
of different width blades allowing the skein to be
made with uniform widths.
For peeling the bark from willow.
Ruler | $9.50
Clear ruler. 18 inch / 45 cm. Made
by Helix of England.