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Twisting & winding options

These items cover the winding and twisting options we charge extra for. So we should state straight away that simply winding multiple plies onto cone is FREE! But if you want balls wound, or skeins washed and wound, or yarns twisted up, see below...


Skein winding

Winding a 150g cone to skeins and then washing those skeins ... this option is not available for yarns thinner than 4ply weight. The skeins will be 18inches long and will typically be 75gms in weight, but this can be varied to suit, and we may vary it to split a cone more easily.

note skein winding without washing is free..

Length: Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $5.00
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Ball winding

Winding a 150g cone to 3 x 50g centre pull balls on card centres for transport... this option not available for cobweb weight yarns or silk laceweight yarns.

Length: Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $3.00
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Twisting

Twisting together multiple plies of any yarn (of the same colour or different colours, indeed of different fibres too if you wish). Note that we attempt to get a balanced yarn but twisting is a "craft" process and we can not guarantee a perfect result.

Twisting should always work with singles yarns (eg 1/13NM yarn) because a balanced final result is possible with singles yarn input. TWISTING OF SINGLES YARNS IS FREE.

We can twist up multiple ends of already twisted (eg 2/28NM) yarns but the final result will be twisty EXCEPT if you want lots of plies, say 4 plies of lace weight to make a dk... then we can double twist the plies (for example 2 plies twisted one way then two lots of the result twisted together the other way, called a 2x2 twist) when we can still aim for a balanced result.

If you want a few (2 or 3 plies) twisted then either you can accept a twisty product because you are doing something yourself that will relax it (eg hand dyeing) OR you are asking us to skein wind it and NOT wash it (which is free) for you to soak it OR you need to pay us the additional extra to skein wind it and wash it - the soaking should relax the twistiness. If this is not clear please ask!

To be clear, twisting refers to actually twisting the ends around each other to create something like a thicker "normal" yarn. Simply winding several ends onto the same cone is free.

The picture shows a singles yarn on the left and a twisted yarn made from 4 ends of that singles on the right (clcik on thumbnail for larger picture).

Length: Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $5.00
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Twisting in a sparkle

This is the same as twisting below except we add in one of the sparkles you see in the picture... it also costs $5 per cone... please email us about it...

Length: Yards.
Net Weight: 150 Grams
Item Price incl postage $5.00
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Twisting & winding options

The items shown give the price PER ORIGINAL 150g CONE, and are extras. So please add the cones to your basket, then buy as many extras as you need - for example if 2 out of the 5 cones you buy you would like to be ball wound then buy 2 x ball winding here and tell us which cones when you pay... if in doubt, please ask!


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