Cone Winder

I was recently given an electric single head cone winder as sometimes you need to ‘cut’ bobbins down, especially for warping.  The more ends you warp with, the quicker it’ll be but rather than buying 24 bobbins when you only need 12, you can transfer yarn from your 12 bobbins to make 24 smaller ones.

Cone winder

The cone winder had seen better days so I got it rewired and cleaned up as best I could before I tried it out.  Unfortunately, the results weren’t as successful as I’d hoped!

This was my first attempt

cone 1

The second and third weren’t much better

cone 2

cone 3

The fourth and fifth were slightly improved but I’ve got a lot of adjustments to make before I get nice even cones!

cone 4

cone 5





4 thoughts on “Cone Winder

  1. Laura Rosenzweig

    Hi Rebecca, I’ve recently acquired a similar sort of cone winder, equally ancient! I’m not getting very even cones yet. Do you have any tips and tricks you would be willing to share to help me get my cones sorted out? Many thanks, Laura

  2. Alan Gardner

    Does anybody know where I can get a single cone winder from?. The condition is not important as I am a textile mechanic and am able to repair it.

    1. admin Post author

      I was lucky enough to be given mine by another weaver. I’ve looked for another as a spare and haven’t been able to find any!

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