Why buy a center-pull yarn ball winder when you can make your own? It may not be the most glamorous-looking contraption, but using tools you made yourself is distinctly satisfying.

Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern (sternlab.org is a DIY guru and director of wearable electronics at Adafruit. She publishes a new project video every week and hosts a live show on YouTube. Formerly Becky was Senior Video Producer for MAKE. Becky lives in Brooklyn, NY and belongs to art groups Free Art & Technology (“release early, often, and with rap music”) and Madagascar Institute (“fear is never boring”).


  • Farrah Field

    what are these feet doing?

  • Marsha

    not very neat should have use colored tape for the look not a bad job, but I would reather KNIT a scarf

  • Kath

    How do you turn it?