March 8, 2015
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Few months ago we had really fun day at work – we sat together all day in the library and made yarn balls – in traditional for Skåne “singlad boll” technique.
scraps of cloth and yarn are wrapped around a piece of champagne cork, all construction is then secured by wrapping a sturdy thread along the segments.
Then the whole ball is covered by buttonhole stitches with wool yarn.
Our colleague Camilla has been researching on this tradition and had many workshops on making these balls, so we had our own in-house teacher.
a couple of weeks ago I found my unfinished little ball in the yarn basket and felt a bit sorry for it, so I had to finish it
It is the size of a tennis ball. A bit time-consuming in making, but fun, safe and eco-friendly toy!
Here are more balls from Nordiska museet
UPD: have found this little video showing the technique (by Cammila)