Thread winder – in a bottle!

Posted by jerry on February 26th, 2006 — Posted in History, Journal, Woodwork

I was looking at designs of thread winders on the net, and came across this site – Folk Art in a Bottle and found pages of extraordinary wooden devices somehow inserted into a bottle. Many of these are intricately carved and turned and many have working mechanisms, sometimes rotated by cranks inserted into the bottle stopper. A fascinating look at some of the ingenious devices used by textile artists, quilters and embroiderers.

Thread winder in a bottle
Thread winder in a bottle


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Comment by Greg Alvey

There is another site with many more examples of yarn winders, spinning wheels, and niddy-noddys built in bottles at On that site you will also find nearly 500 different examples of ships, folk art and whimsey built in bottles and light bulbs. There are tips and techniques, guest artists, an extensive library and much more. Well worth the visit!

Posted on June 13, 2007 at 6:15 am

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