Since there were four skeins to unravel, I dug my swift or skein holder out. If I'm winding just one skein, I often don't bother, just hold the skein round my knees.
Jess kindly sent me some ezybobs. Very handy. Otherwise I use the centre cores from the original thread. I've found that winding the thread diagonally works better than straight around the core. I do have a ball winder which works wonderfully for knitting yarns, but I find that thread balls tend to collapse if I wind them on there.
Although I love tatting with hand-dyed threads, it's not something I've ever had a desire to try. Your threads are beautiful, especially that deep golden yellow!ReplyDelete
Nice colors! :)ReplyDelete
looks like you have a new project in mind. Will be interested to see it.ReplyDelete
Beautiful colors! I use a swift with my old yarn ball winder. Read somewhere to put a cardboard core from a roll of toilet paper on the winder spindle. Works like a charm--not very elegant looking, but the ball won't collapse and tangle.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the tip!Delete
It's ironic that I just used my yarn ball winder to wind some vintage skeins (back to the '50s) that came from an old store. I cut down a paper towel core, and it worked fine; I wonder why there is no equivalent type of winder for thread!ReplyDelete