What can I do with old bobbins?

Ways to Use an Antique Bobbin Directions:

  1. 1 – Bracelet Holder.
  2. 2 – Ribbon Organizer.
  3. 3 – Twinkly Lights Spool.
  4. 4 – Photo Holder.
  5. 5 – Scarf Organizer.

What are yarn bobbins used for?

Yarn bobbins are a helpful way to keep track of yarn colour changes by minimising tangled strands and lessening the need for multiple balls of yarn rolling around the floor. You can use many things as yarn bobbins, such as pegs or small pieces of card.

How much yarn do you put on a bobbin?

To answer PippaJB’s question first of all: Everyone knits differently but for me the right amount of yarn was 3-4g on a bobbin. Rather than putting all the yarn you need on the bobbin at the start, it’s much better to keep the bobbins light and re-load them several times.

What can you do with old wooden spools?

Here are some ways to reuse or recycle wooden thread spools:

  1. Turn them into an art piece – many artists could create a nice work of art out of old spools.
  2. They have pedestal power – when you want to protect and elevate small figurines wood spools can do the trick.

What were wooden bobbins used for?

Originally created to manage the piles of thread and yarn that would be mechanically woven into cloth, bobbins helped to revolutionize textile manufacturing.

What’s the best way to wrap a yarn bobbin?

Wrap that bobbin to maximum capacity! Wrap it up! In my experience the yarn stays put the best when I start by winding perpendicular to the bobbin a few times, then turning slightly to one side (45° angle) and wrap several times, then turn the opposite (45° angle) direction to continue winding.

When to unclip or clip your yarn bobbins?

Keep the bobbins clipped to your work until you are ready to use them. When you need that particular colour, just unclip and use. I keep everything clipped until I am using it. When I take a break or put the project away, I make sure all the yarn bobbins are clipped to my project.

How many bobbins of yarn do you need?

The number of yarn bobbins that you need is dependent upon the number of colour changes that you will be doing. Keep in mind that this is not the same as the number of colours that you will be needing for a project because you may need.

Can You crochet a Power Rangers blanket with one bobbin?

While working the Power Rangers blanket I was able to fit enough yarn on one bobbin to crochet the next 25 squares. TWENTY-FIVE squares! Awesome! These bobbins help to keep yarn ends from tangling, allowing you to turn your work without the dreaded turning of ALL of your yarn. How much faster you’ll be!