Yarn Winder and Spinning Wheel Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Niddy Noddy with Red, White and Green

Height Bottle Markings
10" round quart, no markings
Description, including signature and date
This bottle contains a niddy-noddy winder wound with red, white and green thread which is tied in bows where the threads cross. 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."


Yarn Winders, 31 - 40