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kathleenalice
« on: April 04, 2008 09:10:20 AM »

Hi guys - I was wondering if you could help.

I bought some really beautiful handspun yarn on holiday, and I can't wait to work with it. the problem is, I can't wind it without getting it all tangled.

The way it's come into my hands it's in a big loop - like it's been wound aruond and around a big huge tube and then taken off. Laid out it looks pretty much like astormorray's lovely blue stuff in today's fiber friday (http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=237818.0)

What do I do with it to get it neatly from that state into a nicely wound ball? Help!
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2008 03:14:06 AM »

I usually lay the yarn-to-be-wound around my knees and start winding, but you can also put it over the back of a chair or something similar to stop it getting tangled up.

The really fancy way of getting yarn from a skein into a ball is by putting it on an umbrella swift ( http://www.camillavalleyfarm.com/pics/leclerc/wwi001.gif ) and using a ball winder..... but no, I don't have either one of those. Smiley

Good luck!
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kathleenalice
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2008 01:33:41 PM »

Thanks, love! I found a pillow that it fits round nicely Smiley
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