Winding a bobbin

Yesterday I had a fiber-fail moment. I was trying to wind 2 threads together onto a bobbin quill, and you guessed it. I ended up with a mess.

I started weaving, merrily throwing the shuttle, watching the fabric form, and not paying attention the shuttle that came to a halt. The fiber was coming off the end of the quill and wrapping itself all over in a mess.

I took a deep breath and slowly untangled everything winding a butterfly on my left hand. I stood there and said now what?

With great determination I rewound the quill much tighter and at more of an angle with far less fiber on the quill and --- success !

There is a video on winding quills on the Vävstuga website that is great for single strands, I found that I had to wind the fiber farther apart to get my 2 strands to work.

Don't let "bumps" form on quills when you change winding direction!"

Bumps - or build-up of fiber - at the outer edges of the bobbin quill get caught on warp ends and pull off the quill.