Here is my "winder table" with normal ball winder left and the floss card winder above it and the "special ball winder" on the right. The reason this ball winder is so important to me is because it makes a smaller hole in the ball and I can wind up small balls to use for my tapestry weaving (instead of 100's of bobbins), without those getting in a mess.
This ball winder also has a second spindle which is smaller in diameter, again which allows me to put the weaving shuttle bobbins on it and wind them up. I like it better than using a drill :-)
I finished the set of 4 place mats with different colour edgings.
Cotton warp, with ribbon bands and cotton-slub with recycled Sari silk weft.
scrumptious! Very warm, turns slightly fluffy when worn in socks ...someone will have to wait for all the knitting to happen :-)
So, there is hope that the weather will improve!
I can not work in my studio when it is so windy and cold, though I have used several good hours in preparing the cartoon details and working out the yarn to use.
I am planing to use multiple strands of sewing cotton and hope to try out tomorrow how that weaves...
Please come back dear Spring! :-)
On a positive note - my tiny fig tree has already sprouted new leaves...
wishing you all a good week and that all projects will go well :-)