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What's a Yarn Buddy?


What is a Yarn Buddy? 

Well, essentially it’s a lazy susan for your yarn cake or center-pull ball.

You wind your skeins of yarn into a center-pull ball and you place the yarn cake on top of the wooden stake.  As you crochet, knit, weave or crank on your circular sock machine, pulling the outside strand of yarn, the yarn cake spins effortlessly as you go along.   No more chasing your yarn across the floor, rescuing it from the dog or cat!

Each Yarn Buddy is handcrafted and completely reflects the beauty in the natural colors in the wood.  There are no varnishes used on any of our Buddies.   They are sealed with a wax after first being finely sanded to a smooth finish.  Originally the Yarn Buddy was made with wood found nearby our farm in southwest Wisconsin.   We’ve found excellent sources for sustainably harvested wood varieties found around the world, and we are please to have 49 different woods to choose from in creating our Yarn Buddy.

The dimensions of a Single Yarn Buddy are approximately 4.5 inches by 7 inches tall.   The dimensions of a Double Yarn Buddy are approximately 11 inches long by 4.5 inches wide by 7 inches tall.  It does vary by wood variety, but that is a good estimate to go by.

Varieties of wood available from time to time:

1887 Oak                       Chechen                        Red Elm

1907 Oak Barnboard         Cherry                          Red Heart

Anigre                            Greenheart (Ipe)            Sapele

Aromatic cedar                Guyana Rosewood           Shedua

Ash                               Hickory                          Sipo

Beech                            Honey Locust                  Spalted Birch

Birch                             Ipe                                Spalted Maple

Birdseye Maple               Kentucky Coffee               Walnut

Black Ash                       Lacewood                       White Oak

Black Locust                   Leopardwood                   Yellow Heart

Bloodwood                     Limba                             Zebrawood

Brazilian Cherry              Makore

Bubinga                         Maple

Butternut                       Mulberry

Canarywood                   Oak

Caribbean Cherry            Palette

Caribbean Rosewood        Pitchpocket Cherry

Catalpa                         Purple Heart

Cedar                           Quartersawn Oak