Sunday, April 1, 2012

April Spool's Day

Meg has suggested an April Spool's day post of bobbins and pirns. Here are some of mine:
From left to right:
Le Clerc's plastic ones, the Swedish cardboard ones, Saori clear plastic ones, timber ones in various sizes and bamboo ones. The last 2 types are for my Japanese boat shuttles.
However, being April Fool's day, the joke is on me as I don't actually have a bobbin winder that the timber and bamboo ones will fit so they have not really been used yet......

4 comments:

Meg in Nelson said...

I have some skinny drinking straws (swizzle sticks?) which work great with tiny Japanese shuttles, but they can't be used on any bobbin winder, so they haven't been used too often.

neki desu said...

this is for meg ( and you too)
stick some blu tac to the winder's spindle and attach the straw to it. blu tac holds it steady so you can wind yarn on it. i'll try and do a vid this week.

karina nielsen rios, copenhagen, denmark said...

What a wonderful idea. Like it!
I think I will try to show some of my own too...

Anonymous said...

my husband rigged up my sewing machine's bobbin winder for me as I don't have any other way to wind the bobbins. Put on some masking tape to pad the spool holder and if you are gentle with the pedal it goes on like a charm!