Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Posted by Peg in South Carolina

Cone winder below tension box

For the first cone I wound, I had the tension box level with the cone. I did the same thing when I started to wind the second cone. But then I decided to try winding with the cone below the tension box.  I did this primarily because I was having a bit of trouble with the yarn slipping off the pegs.

Moving the cone winder down worked well except for one problem.  When the cone is down on the middle shelf, I am looking at it from above.   As a result, I have trouble watching how the yarn is winding on.  I especially have trouble seeing what is happening at the bottom.  Here is a close-up that showed what actually happened.

Problem Cone

The yarn slipped from time to time to the bottom of the cone.  I don’t think this will seriously affect my winding off from this cone to make skeins.  The real problem is that when this happens, the yarn can actually slip off the cone itself and get caught in the workings of the cone winder.  Looking carefully at the bottom right of the cone shows one thread close to doing that.

Next time I might try reversing the positions of the two.  But then I would have to change the way the tension box stands so that the yarn does not come off the guide rods.

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"More on Winding Fine Silk onto Cones” was written by Margaret Carpenter for Talking about Weaving and was originally posted on October 28, 2009. ©2009 Margaret Carpenter aka Peg in South Carolina.


Delighted Hands said...

Curses, foiled but not down!

Peg in South Carolina said...

Yet another opportunity........(grin!)