Nøstepindes, Orfooks™, Niddy Noddies and such…
A “Scandinavian Ball-Winder” creates a center-pull ball of yarn the low-tech, old-fashioned way — no batteries required. Fiber artists of every persuasion appreciate this tool’s portability! Turned from a single wood, my gouge and chisel have creative minds of their own as the lathe spins at 2,000 RPM. The one question we’re asked more than any other: “How do you pronounce it?” Well, I’m not an expert, but I say it like “NØ- sta – pin – dah” and get by with the experts. It helps if you sort of try to speak like a caricature of a Swedish sea captain — think Danny Kaye if you’re old enough to remember him.
* Length: 9″ +/- (23 cm)
* Diameter: 7/8″ +/- ( 2.25 cm )
Our instructions regarding the proper method for wielding the Nøstepinde
to the best effect have been a popular link.
…maybe more properly known as “Orifice Hook”
I’ll never understand it. When they sat down to name the parts of the spinning wheel: “mother-of-all”, “footman”, “flyer”, “maidens” ….and then, “ORIFICE”?? …no poetry there! I needed a name less anatomical; … thinking additively: Orif + ook = “Orfook”!
— plain, solid/single wood
* Length: 6 – 8″+/- (hook included) (15 – 20 cm)