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Hand-Turned & Carved Hardwood
Nostepinde/Nostepinne/Ball Winder
Materials: "Stone Violet" Dyed Hardwood

I hand-turned this nostepinde from dyed and laminated hardwood whose bright colors are second to none! "Stone Violet" Dyed Hardwood brings the peace of beautiful purple and strength of charcoal-gray, bringing together layers of each in rather mystical combination!

Super smooth and silky to touch! Total length is just under nine inches. Heirloom quality.

Smooth as glass, your fingers will wind fast as the wind, making a handy center-pull ball which is perfect for knitting / crocheting, or plying yarn. This simple, yet immensely effective tool traces its origins back to Scandinavia; noste - ball of yarn, pinde - little stick, literally translated means "a little stick for winding balls of yarn." I find the nostepinde indispensable when I do my drop-spindling as they are portable and provide a gentle way to ball yarn without over-stretching. Instructions included.

Please see my web site (http://www.KatherineKowalski.com) and blog for more about my work and inspiration.


All of my items are tested for durability and strength. They're not simply ornamental -- they are fully functional tools and ornaments created with the finest materials and techniques in order for you to have a tool that is both beautiful and works comfortably and efficiently at the same time... just as it should.

I've been a fiber artist for over twenty-five years, and now use my experience to design one-of-a-kind items: from the tools of the trade (crochet hooks, knitting needles, spinning tools, etc.) to items of personal adornment such as hairpins, jewelry, and much more!

There is a wonderful joy to owning and using finely crafted wooden items: they're smooth, warm, and have the potential to become cherished heirlooms. Every design is gently enveloped in an exclusively designed fabric pouch, and comes with a gift card. My work is 100% guaranteed. Please see my web site (http://www.KatherineKowalski.com) for a Care & Use Guide as well as other information.

Each item is a unique work of art handcrafted by Katherine Kowalski, a professional woodturner and Master Fiber Artist. All designs and graphics, etc. are copyright © Katherine Kowalski. All rights reserved.

Stone Violet Nostepinde/Nostepinne/Ball Winder - Wood, Hand Turned - (DAYSTAR) Katherine Kowalski woodturning, purple, gray


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: dyed, hardwood, wood, heart, sunlight, breezes
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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