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singlad boll

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.

singlade bollar

singlade bollar

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.

singlade bollar

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.

singlade bollar

singlade bollar

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

singlad boll
singlad boll

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)

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