As I get to know my Hansen wheel, I’m trying to fill my first bobbin. It’s huge and taking forever. That led me to think about bobbins in general.
Here are the bobbins I have:
Bobbins L to R: Louet, Majacraft Wild Flyer, Schacht WooLee Winder, Hansen WooLee Winder, Louet Plying, Majacraft, Schacht, Schacht Bulky & in front Schacht Sidekick.
The regular bobbins hold about 4 ounces of singles for me. The bigger ones seem to have infinite space!
The biggies: Majacraft, Hansen, Louet and Schacht.
I love the big bobbins for plying. I love the idea of big bobbins for spinning singles, but frankly that’s a lot of the same fiber without a break. The Hansen bobbin up there second from the left, already has 6oz on it, and it will hold 12 easily. I had to take a break from the fiber and spin other fibers and other colors. I’m also not sure I can keep my yarn consistent on one bobbin for 12 ounces, but I’ll see.
Plying onto big bobbins takes special extra care as skein management goes, especially for really fine yarns, to keep tangles from happening. I guess I’m not sure which size bobbins I love to spin on the most.
What size bobbins do you like to spin with?
Porpoise Fur Dorset Horn back in stock!
When this issue’s Fiber Fiesta went live Porpoise Fur’s gorgeous Coomassie Blue Dorset Horn top was out of stock. Rachel let me know yesterday that it’s back in her shop.
Dorset Horn, you know you want some