Nostepinne, Hand-turned Wooden Yarn Ball Winder, Figured Maple Wood

$30.00

Shipping to United States: Free

Hand-turned wooden Nostepinne (yarn ball-winder), made from western maple, and finished with a light coat of beeswax. These are medieval tools for creating center-pull balls of yarn, typically in a flat "cake" form, but also as round balls.

The Nostepinnes are between 10.5 and 12 inches in length overall, and the "tip" of the tapered end is approximately 3/8" in diameter.

Western maple will often have great figuring. Due to the wood being a natural material, variations will occur, ranging from nearly no figuring, to very highly figured wood. There will also be variations in grain and color. Occasionally, there will be defects in the wood (bark inclusions, small pockets, etc.); I strive to make sure that these will not affect the functioning of the Nostepinne. Because they are hand-turned, slight variations in dimension and form will occur.

The Nostepinnes have been sanded smooth, and finished with a light coat of beeswax rubbed into the wood.

If you desire something in particular (special notches, or no "bead" between the handle and the taper), or would like a different finish or size, don't hesitate to PM me.

This listing is for a single nostepinne similar to those pictured. I ship these USPS First Class Package, with tracking.

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1-2 weeks

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

I love the Nostepinne. It is beautifully made and smooth. Highly recommend this seller.


The absolute best quality and craftsmanship. I would definitely recommend this item without question.


I have now purchased three of these lovely Nostepinnes—one each in cherry, walnut, and maple wood. They are finely crafted, and will last me a lifetime. I am greatly pleased! Excellent quality!


Very well made tool, though a little bit of a learning curve to find my best winding technique because I am left handed. Overall pleased with the product!



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