Cheap storage bobbins

I’ve finally gotten round to improving some cheap storage bobbins I got for about 10% of the price of spinning bobbins. A bit of vetwrap which I had anyway and two cardboard discs, they work fine for transferring singles onto if you don’t feel like plying straight away.

bobbin1I use my wheel to move yarn between bobbins, and since the weaving bobbins don’t have a groove for the driveband, I needed some traction. The wrap wasn’t enough however so I tried various  rubber gromets. I also needed to come up with a solution to the fact that they don’t fit on the flyer shaft, so I found the one remaining welding rod from the hackle project, some more gromets and and Bob’s your uncle!

You need to use a single driveband for this size groove, or it jumps out. And tape the radial cuts in the discs to prevent the yarn getting stuck.

The circular cutter worked like a charm too, I saw it at a hobby shop and just had to get it – didn’t cost much either.



Legede lidt med nogen billige vævespoler og diverse gummiringe for at kunne flytte garn over pÃ¥ dem vha spinderokken. Jeg havde lige en enkelt svejsepind tilbage som passede i diameteren, og selvom det er en gang Storm P. sÃ¥ endte det med at virke ret godt. Cirkelskæreren til papskiverne kostede omkring 30 kr. i Panduro, sÃ¥ det var jo heller ikke en herregÃ¥rd. Jeg ved godt man kan fÃ¥ et spoleapparat til vævespolerne, men sÃ¥ er der jo ikke meget sparet. 😉

bobbin3Jeg fandt ud af, at det var bedst med en enkeltsnor, ellers hopper den ud af rillen, og revnerne i papskiven skal tapes til, ellers sætter garnet sig fast eller ryger ud på ydersiden.

5 thoughts on “Cheap storage bobbins

    1. These are Ashford bobbins which I got the same place that sells supplies for my Ashford wheel, but there are other brands. You can also get cardboard tubes. So any place that sells looms should have them.

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