Using A Niddy-Noddy



The niddy-noddy is an essential piece of spinning equipment used for winding yarn into skeins. To measure how long of a skein your niddy noddy will make measure the length from end of the arm diagonally to the next then multiply it by two. An 18" niddy noddy will wind a skein that is 1 yard in length. If it is a yard long, then the skein will be 2 yards long.

Winding a Skein

It is much easier to show you than to explain in words how to use a niddy-noddy. Please watch this video and as you practice, watch the "nodding" motion used in winding, you will see how it gets it's name.

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