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« on: September 21, 2010 01:39:53 PM »

Hello All,
I just finished plying the first ounce of my first reasonably well spun drop spindle yarn, and I debated for a long time how I was going to contain the yarn before I actually did it, and I came up with a super frugal easy way to do this.

After I had spun up my first ounce I wanted to put my yarn on something. Not a ball, since with everything I have read they can get tangled, and cause more problems. And I don't have a Niddy Noddy yet, and I didn't want to set the twist. Plus I have less than no money, so I needed a solution that was free, or very very low cost.

Enter free bobbins, that I am sure you all have at home. I took an empty toilet paper tube, and cut a slit in one end, into which i can wedge the end of my yarn. Like the little slit in the end of a spool of thread. Then I just wind the yarn off of my spindle onto the tube, using the well know, "Rollin on the river" move. Works quick, its free! And then I can just use a knitting needle stuck through a shoe box to allow my "Bobbin" to roll easily.

Hope this helps those out there that are just starting out, and have a limited budget like me!

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2010 07:23:12 PM »

Where there's a will, there's a way!

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