Why did "we" design a Niddy Noddy?
Virtually every Niddy Noddy that Nancy has ever owned, either broke or fell apart during use. Some of these units were very attractive and you could tell that a craftsperson had put a lot of time into the appearance of the unit. Unfortunately, the prettier they were, the weaker they were sometimes.
Some of the units were very plain and tried to perform the basic Niddy Noddy functions. However, regardless of whether they were pretty or plain, expensive or inexpensive, most either failed to solidly stay together, broke, or simply fell apart. Many times, this was due to the fact that the designer relied on connecting two pieces of wood together based on a friction fit. Wood changes significantly with the humidity level, unfortunately, and many wood joints will not consistently hold under different environmental conditions. We have avoided these problems in our design because we use wood to do what wood is good for, and then we rely on steel to hold things together.
Lengths - Some of the units on the market can only measure one or two of the required skein lengths. Our unit will measure all of the lengths required for competition: 1.0, 1.5, 2.0 yards. Plus, you can make a smaller 27" sample length. We have extended the product line by offering a 34" long handle which allows the user to make a 4 yard skein. The beauty of this long handle is that the same cross-arms and ball knobs that are used in the standard unit giving this 4 yard Niddy Noddy great strength which is really important when you have such a long lever effect.
As a result of the shortcomings of what we had seen and used, we developed Nancy's Niddy Noddy to meet all of the requirements for a well designed Niddy Noddy. Then we designed a sturdy denim zippered sack to hold all of the parts. What good is a Niddy Noddy if you cannot carry it easily when you travel with your wheel?
Easy Start - a special groove is cut into the handles so that the user can attach their yarn when starting a skein. Something that has typically been absent from other Niddy Noddies.
We think that Nancy's Niddy Noddy™ solves the Niddy Noddy problems that Nancy had experienced during her initial years of spinning. Why don't you be the judge? We promise that our Nancy's Niddy Noddy™ will do for making skeins, what our Katie a-Go-Go™ Lazy Kate did for plying yarn. They both have set a new standard for spinning equipment accessories.