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Art of the Kaleidoscope – Jim Jones’ Bobbinscope

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Tryon artist, Jim Jones is new to the Mountain Made family and his first pieces with us are his wonderful Bobbinscopes®!

 

Watch this short video of the inner workings of a Bobbinscopes®

 

Jim’s Bobbinscope are handcrafted kaleidoscopes made  from the body of an original wooden bobbin used in many cotton or textile mills through the South. The bobbins were made to used in the ring spinning process.

 

These bobbins or spools are made of wood and show their natural wood grains and a metal ring on one end.  They are about 10-3/8 inches long 1-1/8 inch wide at the base.

Jim has recycled these great pieces of Appalachian mountain industry  created a both a wonderful kaleidoscope toy and a super conversation piece.

All of the bobbinscopes® are in great shape but some have cuts and age marks due to months of wear where the cotton yarn was manufactured and cut away from the bobbin for reuse. Retail price is $38.00

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