Most of the bobbins are plain wood but come in a variety of shapes, sizes and grains:
Sometimes the wood has been carved, branded or stamped:
And at least one has been stamped and then doodled on...
Others have been handpainted:
These ones have been lacquered:
Here are a few plastic and promotional ones:
And here are a few others - some made from paper and some from a kind of raffia-like fibre (I'm sure there is a name for this parquet type work but I can't think of it) :
This time of the year always gets a little hectic so I'm having trouble sticking to my plan to post on here every week - but I will do so as often as I get the chance.