My friend, Teresa gave me a bag of gorgeous Alpaca fiber – bliss!
I started spinning it up, but realized that I had misplaced my Niddy Noddy.
So, I thought… I can make one from cardboard.
One thing lead to another, and I soon ended up with 2 charming little characters who do acrobatics to help me wind a skein of yarn.
They are sturdy, work perfectly and are easy to store.
A totally successful upcycle of re-using cardboard. Yay!
Here’s the pattern that I finally settled on… after a LOT of tweaking and twiddling:
Print it full page: I couldn’t get the thumbnail to open to a larger version, so I have added a larger version at the end of the post that I hope will work for you!
And here’s a video that shows how to use it, as well as the inspiration for Niddy and Noddy’s faces:
Happy Spinning, Happy Weaving, Happy Upcycling!