Vertical Warping Mill

Simple, quick, and easy DIY Warping mill. I've made these in the past but have always had to use bigger boxes since that's all I could get. This time I managed to get a box that is 9 1/2" square which works out to just a little over a yard for each turn. I also didn't have to cover this one with plain paper since there was no printing on it. I'm considering going to a shipping store to have them custom make me a 9" square box.

To show you how easy it is to make, I did a very quick video which should explain the entire process.  In this case I am using Velcro to secure the box to the lazy susan. I got the lazy susan at a thrift store for $1.25. I use this susan for other things like my DIY yarn swift so being able to remove the box is what I needed. Velcro was just the ticket.

Enjoy your warping mill, even if it's only a temporary solution until you can get a "real" one. Or you might like this one so much you won't bother spending hundreds of dollars on one.

If you're into DIY, then check out my HORIZONTAL WARPING MILL. It folds flat for storage and shouldn't cost much more than $40USD to make.


Sp Fernandez

New to weaving, pls show wrapping sequence on mill. How many multiple wraps can one safely complete?

Published on September 22th, 2019 - 04:34 AM, from Edmond

thank you for your question. It is difficult to answer. Youtube has a lot of videos on how to use a vertical warping mill. The amount of wraps depends entirely on the size of the mill and the thickness of the yarn being wound.

Published on October 20th, 2019 - 12:27 PM, from Cloverdale, CA

That's genius 😍

Published on December 14th, 2018 - 13:41 PM, from Washington

Thank you!

Published on December 16th, 2018 - 08:54 AM, from Planet Earth
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