Tuesday, March 4, 2008

New Bobbin for Majacraft

I have wanted a large bobbin like this forever and bought this at Beth's Spinning Loft in Howell. When I'm using my Woolee Winder bobbins I can get about 3 ounces/200 yards of worsted, plied yarn on the bobbin. Now with this lovely bulky, I can ply a good 400 yards into one skein. Before I had to split the yarn onto 2 skeins which I hated to do. Notice the huge orifice and yarn guides. I could make a super bulky single on here, but guess I would need another one to 2 ply.


Ohiocrochetlady said...

What a big winder. Do you do that by hand or can you attach it to a motor.

tara said...

Can you still use the woolee winder? I just got a big bobbin (there's actually a picture of it, in the background, on my blog today) and I LOVE it!

Lisa said...

I haven't spun enough to need one of those biggies yet, but boy do I plan to in the future. I need to figure out how to spin some thicker stuff.

fireflynights said...

Although I am not yet a spinner I read Spin-Off magazine and have seen the ads for the Woolee Winder bobbins. I met some other bloggers at a fiber shop yesterday and saw my first Majacraft spinning wheel. The wood is so lovely! This wheel just stood out from all the rest. I liked the idea of the Woolee Winder bobbins so I'm glad to see they work well on the Majacraft wheels.

I also enjoyed your post on processing alpaca fiber.