KissingFrog is taking a short break
Note from seller

We're on vacation- but we're still here! For more information or if we can help you in any way, please contact us at: or

Personalized Nostepinne: Nostepinde hand turned to wind yarn balls Custom with Name and Choice of Wood FREE SHIPPING

Sold by KissingFrog
Free shipping


Item details

A custom and personalized gift for your favorite fiber artist, knit or crochet: a nostepinde hand turned from the wood of your choice and engraved with a name in the font of your choice.

A nostepinde is a simple tool from Scandinavia used to wind center-pull balls of yarn. "Noste" means nest or ball or yarn and "pinde" means stick. (It is also sometimes called nystepinne, nostepinne, nustepinde, nustepinne, nostepenne, or nostepende depending on the language from which it is translated.)

Knit or crochet, a center-pull yarn ball is the perfect choice. The yarn pulls smoothly from the center and the ball stays put. The cats aren't as entertained, but you don't have to chase balls of yarn around the room.

Jack uses reclaimed wood he selects for color, grain, and figure. He then hand turns it on the lathe and polishes it smooth with wax. The final product is a work of art that's truly one of a kind.

Personalized nostepinne are custom engraved using a laser in a co-operative workshop Jack is able to visit weekly. Your nostepinde is made to order; please allow a week for production time before it is mailed. We ship nostepinde USPS First Class with an expected delivery time of 3 - 5 business days after mailing. If you would like it faster, you can upgrade the shipping to USPS Priority which takes 1 - 3 days, depending upon your location relative to Michigan.

Your nostepinde will be approximately 9 inches long.

How to Order a Custom Nostepinne:

You are able to choose from 6 fonts and 5 kinds of wood, as shown in the photos.

1. Choose a font using the drop down box. (Be sure to look at the samples in the second photo.)

2. Choose your wood using the drop down box. (Examples are illustrated in the third photo.)

3. Tell us the name you'd like engraved in the Notes to Seller box you'll see when you check out.

It's that simple!

We ship nostepinde USPS First Class with an expected delivery time of 3 - 5 business days after mailing. If you would like it faster, you can upgrade and pay for shipping USPS Priority which takes 1 - 3 days, depending upon your location relative to Michigan.

Please note: Yours will be unique. (Because each nostepinde is crafted by hand and because wood has natural variations in color and grain patterns, your item may differ slightly from the photo.) The photos show options. You will receive one nostepinne in your choice of wood and engraved with text you supply in the font you choose.

A copy of the instructions pictured is included with your order.

We protect each one in a hand sewn fleece bag. Tied with a ribbon, it looks quite festive and ready to gift or enjoy.

Average review
This item is beautiful, smooth and the engraving is perfect. I did a bit of surfing and was so pleased to find this one; the size is just right, not to long, not to fat, and to be able to choose from several different types of wood was very cool. Not sure if they always include the cloth case or if it was a Christmas adder but it was a nice surprise/touch! Thank you KissingFrog
Dec 24, 2017 by David
Beautifully made and packaged. Quick delivery at a very busy time. Thank you.
Dec 11, 2017 by Christie Krepol
Beautiful work. Prompt arrival in protective sleeve tied up with bow.
Nov 14, 2017 by Lenora
Really nice ppl who own this shop!! My nostepinde is absolutely beautiful, I'm so happy I decided on this shop!!!!!!! Thank you for my lovely nostepinde, something I will treasure and a heirloom for my daughter.
May 23, 2016 by Sunshine Florida
personalized just for me! love it!
Apr 19, 2016 by madison bankston

Shipping & policies
Preparation takes 1-7 business days
Arrives from the United States
Estimated Shipping
Shipping to
Zip or postal code

Many items ship USPS Priority with an expected delivery time of 2 - 3 business days. Exceptions include Bee Good to Wood and other small items for which we charge less than $5 shipping and handling. Also, larger items will usually ship USPS parcel to keep your costs down. If your shipment is time sensitive, please let us know and we can clarify the quote for your item. We aim for speedy service and usually ship the next business day after payment. We live on the north end of town and the post office is on the south end. This is a blessing because, in this small town, that means we're only 2 blocks apart! And there's usually a kid available and happy to stretch her legs and drop off a package.

We would be happy to combine shipping on multiple items. Please contact us for a quote.

At this time, we only ship in the United States.


Please pay at the time of your order.
You can pay through Paypal using your Paypal account or a credit card. ( Paypal will process credit card transactions even if you don't have an account.)
you can pay through Etsy's direct check-out using your credit card.
If you do not pay for an order within 24 hours, we will cancel the transaction and return the item to the shop.
Michigan buyers may be charged 6% sales tax.

Returns & exchanges

If you are not satisfied with your purchase, please contact us within 7 days. You will need to ship the item back to us for a refund and you are responsible for the cost of return shipping.

Additional policies

If we can help you in any way, please let us know!
We are happy to do custom orders. Custom orders usually require two weeks before shipping, so be sure to order early.