colorful wood into useful, beautiful tools, since1978.
artistic journey began while driving (NH to CA) in the mid-1970's. I joined
Berkeley's street artist scene after finishing college, when Dad's $500
"con-grad-ulations" gift paid for second-hand woodworking tools.
Early creative designs included band-sawn “pocket boxes” with toothpick
hinges, followed by silly toys ("names-on-wheels") and gadgets to manage
some task for me -- like "magne-dots" to keep my potholder handy on the
Craft shows and (returning East in 2008) quilt shows
followed. One customer's need inspired my design of a magnetic scissor
pendant. That, and other tools of mine were featured in magazines of the
trade: Quilter's Home, Just CrossStitch, Stitch with Style, and Vogue
My popular line of original sewing tools includes that
pendant, and my:
magnetic and "Half-Flat" seam rippers | magnetic
stiletto/laying tool | pin cushions and magnetic cups & goblets | magnetic
magnetic beading-needle threaders | edge-pressers
for paper piecing | collectible thimbles | double-point knitting needle
"end-caps" | magnetic "dipped-egg" rug hooks | and the ever-handy
magne-dots! (Turns out those dots are very useful for quilters changing
The woods I use to create these heirloom-quality
pieces include natural, domestic hardwoods like maple, walnut, cherry,
bocote, olive, and some spalted woods, as well as DymondWood (the
oh-so-rare, dyed birch laminate from the fire-ravaged, now extinct, Rutland
To extend my dwindling stash, I create
"hybrids" by joining natural woods with an accenting nugget of precious DW.
Each piece is turned freehand on my lathe, so every one is unique!
Satisfaction is guaranteed; custom requests are welcomed.
The Magnificent Magne-Dot
Intro to the woodshop and demo of Cynthia turning the gizmo that helps quilters replace rotary blades without bloodshed.
FREE (domestic) SHIPPING for the duration of the show (and possibly beyond)