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Spools / Yarn Holders
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of paper spools / yarn holders. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.



There is a design for 'Het garenklosje' (the yarn spool), an otherwise unknown crease and collapse design from a 2:3 rectangle divided into thirds in 'De Kleine Papierwerkers 1: Wat men van een stukje papier al maken kan: Het vouwen' (The Small Paperwork 1: What one can make from a piece of paper: Folding) by Elise Van Calcar, which was published by K H Schadd in Amsterdam in 1863.


The Yarn Spool - 1895 onwards