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Mar 25, 2013 02:20:56   #
goodweh
 
Wow what an exciting find this weekend, I collect antique wool winders, and just this weekend I found a double one! Stands about 3 ft tall , wood , with two spools. It is just great for when you are using 2 colors.. no more tangles. I think I will be using this one for sure.. Still my favorite one is one my great grandmother used for winding large skeins (made out of an old log)
It is so much fun to collect antique knitting items!!!!
 
Mar 25, 2013 04:41:37   #
scottybearNSW
 
Lovely find for you. We mostly get our yarn in balls already wound, so we really dont have much use for them.
Mar 25, 2013 04:44:29   #
tks1991
 
How unique what a wonderful find for you.
Tami
Mar 25, 2013 06:40:19   #
Jacktana
 
How lucky for you! Would you post some pictures?
Mar 25, 2013 06:58:18   #
Ozebeaver
 
Have you seen this one on ebay?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Primitive-1860-Antique-Wool-Yarn-Winder-/400318523055

I saw one like you are describing advertised in Victoria Australia over the weekend. Cannot find it now. It was similar to the new ball stands that you can buy that take a skein up to the one pound ball.
Mar 25, 2013 08:12:23   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
When you say "wool winder," what do you mean?

The last topic I looked at was about "wool winders," and the person was talking about ball winders: a device to wind a center pull ball.

But the photo here is of a swift, and I suspect that the first description may also be of a swift.
 
Mar 25, 2013 23:26:43   #
Ozebeaver
 
Sorry the link said wool winder and I did not pay too much attention. The one I cannot find was a wool winder - basically a small stand or table with two spindles underneath that the yarn get wound on.

I cannot find the pic to include.
Mar 26, 2013 00:08:20   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
Ozebeaver wrote:
Sorry the link said wool winder and I did not pay too much attention. The one I cannot find was a wool winder - basically a small stand or table with two spindles underneath that the yarn get wound on.

I cannot find the pic to include.


I never heard of such a thing.

You'll have to provide a better description. What does it DO? "Wool winder" is so vague. You could apply it to a ball winder, a swift, and possibly even a niddy noddy. Some of the first spinning jennies might nearly fit your description, but they spin.
Mar 26, 2013 00:22:20   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
I did an internet search for "wool winder," thinking you got that name from somebody on the internet who called something that when they didn't know what it was, and found a skein winder. It's like a big wheel in a stand that lets you wind skeins. Could that be it?
Mar 26, 2013 00:42:15   #
Ozebeaver
 
I have been trying to find the ad again. It is a Victorian era item that was advertised here in Oz. Now the closest thing I can see to it without a top etc is this 'Lazy Kate'

http://www.ashford.co.nz/newsite/spinning-accessories/149/spinning/lazy-kate/moredetail.html

The old one had space for two skeins and I think now that it was probably used in conjunction with a spinning wheel.
Mar 26, 2013 01:03:10   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
That's an Ashford lazy kate, made in NZ.

It holds bobbins so you can pull the singles off and ply them.

Yarn is spun and wound onto bobbins on a spinning wheel for temporary storage and later plying.

I never would have guessed you meant a kate by saying wool winder. It has nothing to do with winding either wool or yarn.

Yes. That's a lazy kate.
 
Mar 26, 2013 06:42:09   #
ForgetfulFi
 
lostarts wrote:
That's an Ashford lazy kate, made in NZ.

It holds bobbins so you can pull the singles off and ply them.

Yarn is spun and wound onto bobbins on a spinning wheel for temporary storage and later plying.

I never would have guessed you meant a kate by saying wool winder. It has nothing to do with winding either wool or yarn.

Yes. That's a lazy kate.

I'm sure she didn't mean to upset you. Will you justget off your high horse and stop being such a mean bully.
I get sick of all these arguments about wool winders, yarn winders, skeins, hanks etc etc. Lets just talk about what this forum is about, KNITTING.
Mar 26, 2013 06:43:27   #
ForgetfulFi
 
Ozebeaver wrote:
Have you seen this one on ebay?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Primitive-1860-Antique-Wool-Yarn-Winder-/400318523055

I saw one like you are describing advertised in Victoria Australia over the weekend. Cannot find it now. It was similar to the new ball stands that you can buy that take a skein up to the one pound ball.


I looked at this advert on ebay. It def says Antique wool yarn winder.
Mar 26, 2013 06:45:49   #
ForgetfulFi
 
goodweh wrote:
Wow what an exciting find this weekend, I collect antique wool winders, and just this weekend I found a double one! Stands about 3 ft tall , wood , with two spools. It is just great for when you are using 2 colors.. no more tangles. I think I will be using this one for sure.. Still my favorite one is one my great grandmother used for winding large skeins (made out of an old log)
It is so much fun to collect antique knitting items!!!!


I'm very happy you like collecting antique wool winders and have found a good one. Pretty sure you didn't mean for this to turn into a mean bullying attack on our Oz friend. Anyway I believe the "swift" would have evolved from some antique wool winder.
Mar 26, 2013 09:41:22   #
IndigoSpinner (a regular here)
 
ForgetfulFi wrote:
I'm sure she didn't mean to upset you. Will you justget off your high horse and stop being such a mean bully.
I get sick of all these arguments about wool winders, yarn winders, skeins, hanks etc etc. Lets just talk about what this forum is about, KNITTING.


Sorry. I didn't mean to sound snippy or rude.

I had just finished doing an internet search for "wool winder," which is a term I've never heard a fiberartist use, and came across a really big pile of misinformation, some of it put up there by a museum, and the people there should either know better, or find out more about what they're talking about. I was irked at somebody who would think that a clothespin was an original part of the design of a kate, plus more misinformation.

I didn't realize I'd let it spill over onto my post.
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