The Funky Wraps per Inch Gauge is made from 3mm MDF with a bamboo veneer on both sides. The item is lightly sealed with a water based varnish.
This tool is indispensable for all fiber artists, but especially spinners! Not only does it feature a wraps-per-inch notch, but also grooves to visually see the thickness of your yarn.
The wraps-per-inch notch can be used by wrapping your yarn in the inch marked notch – not so tight that you are stretching the yarn, but not so loosely that the yarn is bouncy – and then counting how many wraps will fit in an inch. The handy-dandy numbers next to each weight on the side will tell you the applicable wraps-per-inch for all the yarn weights. This means all you need to compare yarns, or identify the mystery yarn, is this one nifty little tool!
The notches lengthwise is also a quick indicator of how thick the yarn is when you lay the yarn over the tool. This is a very easy and reliable way then for spinners especially because you can continuously measure your singles or plied yarns against the notch to ensure you spin an even yarn.
Total size is approxiomately 62mm by 62mm.