To create the design I researched some different Haida frog designs and took aspects from some of them and other parts are my own creation using the Haida technique. The spindle is created from a down and a light wooden disk. I used acrylics and an acrylic staining medium for the green and just black acrylic for the rest. I unfortunately could not find a black hook. I am not sure how much it weighs, but I have one similar that I can spin incredible fine singles on.
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This is a picture of the disk before it was drilled, the notch cut, and the black bottom painted.
A few more detail shots.
I also have some new yarn that I have spun, called Tropical Sunrise. Two-ply, one with reds, yellows, and oranges and the other one is a medium to darker blue. Spun on a spindle.