Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bobbin Winder Search


I have been winding my bobbins by hand, my husband actually would one for me. Well, about 1/3 of one, then he handed it back to me...

I tried to make my sewing machine wind the bobbin but it isn't cooperating. I have read that some people use a power drill; I'm having trouble visualizing myself with that drill, it is really heavy, when I use it, it goes kind of crazy in my hands.

A Swedish bobbin winder is the tool to get I'm told. Eventually I'll get one even if it isn't the perfect Swedish one. Darned things cost about $100.00. They just look like a fishing reel for Pete's sake!

Making a teapot with a dragonfly on it, carved into it. A dragonfly, what else? I wanted to do something different but my hands started carving the dragonfly, so there you are.

5 comments:

Sue said...

Sheila,

Winding bobbins by hand does sound hard! Sure you can't train your husband??

When I bought my bobbin winder, I somehow found a store in Europe - maybe in Sweden? - that sold them for a lot less than the US sources. Because it was a small package, the shipping wasn't terribly expensive.

I've looked around a bit to see if I could figure out where I bought it (it was 5 or more years ago)and I can't find my source.

Good luck finding one!

Sue

Sue said...

I figured out that I ordered that bobbin winder from Blomqvist. I must have been helped by the exchange rate when I ordered, because now it would be about $71 US Dollars - so by the time you add shipping, it wouldn't be that much of a savings.

And I don't know how I ordered in Swedish, but probably by email! Spolmaskin is the bobbin winder I ordered. (At least that's what it says on the box it came in!)

The Unknown Potter said...

I love dragonflies--I remember clouds of turquoise ones circling my boat on my youth-lake

Anonymous said...

That's brilliant. I was wondering if I could use my sewing machine bobbin thread to spin 12 ply wool? I'll give it a go and make an instructable if it works!

sheilabythebeach said...

Let me know if it works for you!