Making Do :)

So…

I’m trying to spin a three ply with only three bobbins and wanted to come up with a way to make it work without having to wind any of the singles into a ball before plying. Patience isn’t my strong suit, lol, so I didn’t want to wait for a chance to buy a fourth bobbin.

Ta Da….

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I spun it on the first three hooks and built a little separator out of a scrap of cardboard — and duckie stickers of course! :)

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I’ve done half a bobbin of the dark orange on it’s own bobbin (I was still thinking about the problem, lol)

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So far, so good! I’m pretty happy with this idea…I’ll let you know how the plying goes :)

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7 thoughts on “Making Do :)

  1. Hello. I found your blog through the WordPress tag surfer. I think the cardboard ‘stopper’ is a great idea!! I’ve got to remember to try this when I get in a spinny tizzy and don’t want to buy more bobbins. I currently have 8 and sometimes even THAT doesn’t seem like enough.. But this…this I have to try. Thank you for the inspiration!!

  2. Hi! I’m glad you like the idea…I’ve never seen anything like it but it made sense to me :) I’d LOVE to have so many bobbins but I guess the same problems come up…LOL, since I began spinning I can’t seem to finish one thing before I’m starting another. Hopefully I’ll be ready to test the idea in the plying stage very soon…I’m rushing because I can’t wait to see! It’ll be my first three ply.

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  4. You know, that’s a terrific way to “fill” a bobbin and be sure you can fit it on a bobbin when you ply, too … heck, you could put 2 of your guards in and do a 3-ply from one bobbin onto itself. Hmmm …. wanders off in search of bobbins …

  5. Another great idea…you are so resourceful! So thankful to have found your site! I recently purchased my first saxony wheel~ what a treat to find your blog and get more ideas! You are amazingly gifted and thank you for sharing your talents with us~!

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