New in the Mercantile:Traditional Forks by Gary Tsinniginnie and Gillan Style by Al Snipes

Al Snipes Gillian Style Forks

There are about 20 new forks to the Mercantile for your shopping pleasure. I haven’t had time to update the Mercantile tools for quite awhile and some new forks have just come in from Al Snipes and Gary Tsinniginnie. The design of the store pages has been changed so that you can see each fork by itself.   Right now, there are over a dozen of Al Snipes coveted ergonomically shaped Gillan style combs in a variety of woods and weights.   There is one rare left handed version.  If you prefer the look and feel of a traditional tool, take a look at the finely finished designs by Gary Tsinniginnie and Al Snipes.   There are a few pictures of those below.   You can see all of the new forks here.  There are more forks and battens coming shortly. 

Traditional Weaving Forks by Gary Tsinniginnie (Navajo)
Click on any picture for a closer view.

Weaving forks are very personal and some people believe that your fork and all of your tools should be made by a family member or someone that you know well.   For most of us, that’s not an option.  All I can say is that these tools have been made by people who are very nice and very skilled and have been handled by people who really, really like them.  Contact me if you need advice on selecting a fork. 

Hagoshíí (so long for now)

Mary Walker

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  1. Mary Walker on January 6, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    I recommend that you contact R.B. Burnham Trading. You can call them at 928-688-2777 or contract them through their website at

  2. Karen Ward on January 3, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I need the heavy warp yarn. Can you get me 1 spool or where can I get that?
    Please let me know.