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Ed-Woods Lincs

Ed-woods Lincs make bespoke wooden products that are handcrafted.

we also make the occasional crafters gift from material. we specialise in working with other crafters from the wool, spinning and weaving community and make items that these crafters use to enable them to complete their craft.

Niddy Noddy Tool to make Skeins

£12.00

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A niddy-noddy is a tool used to make skeins from yarn. It consists of a central bar, with crossbars at each end, offset from each other by 90°. The central bar is generally carved to make it easier to hold. Either one of the crossbars has a flat edge to allow the skein to slide off and is completely removable.
One end of the yarn is wound around the centre piece and held firmly in place, while the rest of it is wrapped. The yarn is then taken over the left end of the top crossbar, down and under the right side of the lower crossbar, up and over the other end of the top crossbar, and then down and under the other end of the lower crossbar, before returning to the starting point to complete one wrap.
This process continues until the whole skein is wound. By counting the number of wraps for the skein, and measuring the length of one wrap, the approximate yardage can be calculated. The yardage is approximate because an exact yardage requires an even tension throughout wrapping the whole skein. Also, a very large skein requires wrapping the new layers on top of the old, which increases the length of the top layers.
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Niddy Noddy

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I live in rural Lincolnshire. I make items from wood , that are locally sourced. Most of our wood , to make bowls and wood turned items are from the Revesby Estate woodlands. the woodlands is managed to maintain an ecological balance, trees are replaced as one falls.

All my waste is used in a sustainable way. The saw dust is used for pets, the local farmer has some for the horses. The off cuts and scrap wood are used in my wood burner.

After an accident at work , in 2001,  I have had a great deal of time off work and then a successful career. This also included representing my union as the disabled national officer , for the East Midlands region.

I was made redundant in 2015 , then the month afterwards had a car accident. aggravating my disability and starting physiotherapy again , I felt that I wanted to combine my exercises into having an end result. the solution were my crafted items. I have been crafting ever since with help from my husband.