One Yard Travel Niddy Noddy
This handy little niddy noddy tool is used to wind the yarn you've spun into a skein off of your drop spindle or spinning wheel bobbin. It's press fit construction holds it securely together while in use, yet it easily collapses flat into two pieces for easy storage. It is easily taken apart and reassembled. The diameter of your skein will be 1 yard which also makes it useful for skeining smaller amounts of spinning. Its short length allows it to fit easily into your spinning bag, making this the ideal travel tool for any spinner. No more trying to jam a standard 3 yard niddy noddy in only to have it hang out the top!
This affordable niddy noddy is laser cut from durable bamboo plywood. Each piece is hand sanded after laser cutting to smooth out corners and edges to make sure that your yarn slides smoothly off of each end. It measures approximately 4.5"x10" when assembled and 5"x7"x1/4" when collapsed and inserted into its packaging. Your niddy noddy will arrive to you in a padded envelope in a reusable sheath made of elastic straps mounted onto thick cardboard. You may want to continue storing it in this packaging to keep both pieces together to ensure its longevity.
Bamboo plywood is sustainable and is stronger than wood. Your niddy noddy tool won't be indestructible but can withstand a lot of yarn winding. Bamboo has a rich history of roles and uses in Asian mythology and culture and is even used in Chinese medicine because of its anti-bacterial properties.
To assemble, hold a piece of the niddy noddy in each hand and match up the slots. The two ends will be perpendicular to each other with the long part of each piece forming the center shaft as they come together. To use your niddy noddy you'll be holding it at the center of the shaft. Start by wrapping the loose end of the yarn around the top left end a couple times, trapping your initial wrap underneath your working yarn to secure it. From the top left you'll cross down and under the right handle, then back up and over the left end of the top handle, then back down under the right end of the lower handle. Once you're out of yarn, weave the loose ends of your skein through to secure them and prevent tangling. Then slip the yarn off the ends of the niddy noddy handles. To twist the yarn into a skein, slip the fingers of each hand through either end of the skein and twist in opposite directions until the yarn twists back onto itself. Tuck one end into the other and you have a twisted skein.
Because it is made of a natural material, the appearance of each piece may slightly vary.