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Nostepinne/Woolwinder. Handturned. Cherry. Greenwood. Traditional Tool.

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Made in Limoges, France

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This nostepinne was made by Mike, who made me one which I love and I suggested that he made some for others to use! It works really well turning spun skeins into neat balls of yarn.....

A nostepinne is a traditional tool for creating balls of yarn which release the yarn from the centre of the ball whilst remaining intact.

This nostepinne is made from Cherry that has been cut from the woods at La Grillere in the last month.

The nostepinne was shaped from a cleft log using an axe, drawknife and then turned on my pole lathe. The nostepinne is made while the wood is still green and so when it dries it takes on a very slightly oval shape.

The nostepinne has been finished using Natural Beeswax to enhance the beautiful grain.

The Nostepinne measures 24.5cm/9.5” long and 3cm(1.25") in diameter. It is ideal for smaller balls of yarn.

If you wish to order a Nostepinne with different dimensions then please convo us, we are happy to make one for you ......

The rings on the shaft of the nostepinne are burned into the wood. As with all work of this nature expect to see evidence of the turning, a little like hand thrown pottery. No electrically powered tools are used in the making of this Nostepinne.

There are a number of Youtube videos to show how the Nostepinne is used to make a perfect ball of yarn.

This Nostepinne will make a unique and practical present or treat for all wool crafts people including you!

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