Being a small business owner I try to model shopping small and supporting local. During this holiday season I am excited to support TWO local artisans in Jefferson County, WV. Both have created their own yarn butler/spindles to keep those crazy yarn balls from getting away from us!
Sam’s Spindles: heavy weight welded yarn spindles created by local welder, Samuel Smith.
- History: Sam’s mother is a long-time customer of Yarnability. Having watched his mother knit for years and deal with rolling balls of yarn, Sam designed this spindle to hold her yarn steady. He stopped into Yarnability to show off his creation and peaked interest in customers during his visit. The rest is history..
- Construction: Heavy weighted metal, powder coated color, foam base layer to protect surfaces.
- Sizes: small (7″ tall) and large (11″ tall)
- Price: $30 for the small and $35 for the large
Tatina’s Turnings Yarn Butler: hand turned wood yarn spindle with lazy Susan mechanism created by local wood turner, Scott Tatina.
- History: Scott is a long-time friend and vendor of Yarnability. Whenever Scott is setup with his wood turnings at Yarnability discussion of tools and notions related to yarn is always a hot topic. During one of Scott’s recent shows we discussed yarn spindles and how a lazy susan mechanism would allow the spindle to spin around allowing the yarn to come off the ball easily. The rest is history..
- Construction: local wood hand turned, rotates on a circular base with lazy Susan mechanism, small wood feet on base
- Sizes: one size (10″ tall)
- Price: $35