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.


Sue said...


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 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!