I'm using a binder clip to hold and tension the yarn as I wind the pirn.

Winding a Pirn

Wanting to wish everyone a healthy and happy New Year and also share some tips on how I wind a pirn using the electric winder that my husband made for me. I was lucky enough to get a double ended Schacht hand bobbin winder that John mounted to a piece of plywood and then attached a sewing machine motor to it. It works great and I’m lucky to have such a handy hubby!

I like to use a binder clip to hold and tension the yarn as I wind my pirn. The yarn comes up through the bottom loop of the binder clip so that the top loop sits on top it, this way the yarn is sandwiched between the two loops and I can apply tension by pressing them together. Then I hold the base of the loops of the binder clip with my thumb and index finger and start to wind as you’ll see in this video:

Happy New Year and Happy Weaving!