My Own Tama

Yesterday, I went over somebody else's house and used his router table to start shaping my own tama from 1.5" poplar dowel. Today, I bought some steel rod to make slugs to weight those tama and put the slugs inside the bobbins.

Poplar Tama with Steel Cores

Altogether, these weigh about 1.6 ounces, which is about half the weight of the commercial tama, but should be good. The heavy tama are nice for heavier yarn, but maybe a bit too heavy for embroidery floss, so these will be a good addition to my kit. They're tons cheaper, too, if you don't count the time I put in.

2009.04.21 at 9:15pm EDT