The Swedish quill winder is made to wind the paper or cardboard quills that have a very small shaft opening. … The motion is fast and even, allowing you to wind dense, uniform quills quickly. The shaft tapers slightly, allowing for some variation in the quill diameter.
What is a quill in weaving?
A quill is simply a tube. It can be made of paper, cardboard, or wood. First, I’ll tell you how to make a paper quill, and then I’ll explain the important things to know about winding them to reduce backlash and prevent the weft from spilling over the ends and tangling.
What is a quill bobbin?
After being wound with yarn on a Whitin Quiller, these bobbins were originally used to hold the fill yarn inside the shuttle of the original looms that lined the floors of White Oak’s weave room. …
How do you wind a weaving Quill?
Winding a paper quill:
First wind the piece of paper tightly around the pirn of the bobbin winder (I start the paper behind the pirn and wind it towards me – see picture). After you get it wound on about half way, stick the end of the yarn in there and keep winding.
Can I wind my own bobbin?
You cannot wind a bobbin if it is moving around. Easy fix, though! That is why it is not too important the size of your needle and why swapping the needle for a pencil works. I simply wedged a piece of thick yarn into the hole of the bobbin to make the bobbin fit snuggly on the needle.
What can I use instead of a bobbin?
There are machines that sew without a bobbin – they are called sergers, overlockers, chain stitch machines, and the thread for the underside of the fabric feeds off of a moving “looper” (a hinged hook with guides for the thread).