Sunday, 30 August 2015

Making Yarn cakes by hand - Tutorial

       Making Yarn cakes without a Winder - tutorial

Hello dear Friends, 

                         It's now almost Spring here and although this is Australia,  anything ‘yarn’ is  STILL on the agenda!  I’m trying to finish some projects so I can start others (sound familiar?).

For a long time, I didn’t have a ball winder and an umbrella swift but they are now two of my favourite tools. However, there are times when I just want to wind some small balls for tapestry crochet or intarsia or for  some coloured stripes in a pair of socks without having to set up the equipment.

I've been  preparing for a series of  'Cafe Crochet Classes' in my city  where the participants will require small balls of yarn for the kits. This  has become the perfect excuse to do a tutorial on how to make small cakes  of yarn, and why hand winding is the  perfect solution.   

Remember, the first attempts might end up looking like mine did... but it won't be long before they stop looking like the pink ball and resemble the grey...

 Youtube short video below.

 I would love to know if you tried the technique.  email me at or post some pics to Instagram @wildaboutyarn
**(yarn from Spotlight Store) 

Scrumptious little balls of yarn...

I hope it helps.  :-)  

Happy Winding,

Lu xx

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