If you do any kind of needle crafts (I don't needle craft - but I work with yarn all the time for my yarn pompom garlands) you might find it handy to wrap your yarn into balls! When I purchase skeins of yarn, they are usually easy to work with. There is a center-pull string and a wrap around string. I prefer to use the center-pull string to work with. However, sometimes it just doesn't always work out for me. It sometimes snags or gets tangled. When I have a skein of yarn that is fussy, I end up tossing it a bin and balling it. I recently noticed that I had lots of loose skeins that needed balling so, I took a quiet Saturday afternoon and balled up a bunch of yarn.
Then, I remove the wrapped yarn from my fingers and wrap a length of yarn around the center and create a bow.
Once I've wrapped the yarn around the center of the bow a few times, I bend it in the middle and wrap around a few more times until I have somewhat of a rounded square.
Then, I continue to wrap around the square shape until I start forming a ball....sometimes, I shape it with my hands as I go along.
Continue to wrap the yarn, being sure to rotate it as you go - otherwise you can end up with an oval shaped yarn ball. After the ball is complete I tuck the end string under a few of the strings on the ball and voila!
Do you have a tip on making these or a way that you store your yarn for making your needle crafts easier? Leave a comment on this post and share!