Yarn Winder and Spinning Wheel Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Large Niddy Noddy

Height Bottle Markings
15" round bottle, no markings
Description, including signature and date
This large bottle contains a niddy noddy with crosses at top and bottom. It is threaded with red and white yarn. Niddy noddies were used to wind and measure yarn; once around the pieces at the ends was a known length. As yarn was wound, a jingle was often said or sung, the refrain of which was something like "Niddy noddy, niddy noddy, two heads and one body."