Fiber Artist Supply Co.
Medium Hard Maple Yarn Swift with Ball Bearing Base! Handcrafted in the USA!Fiber Artist Supply Co.
The yarn swift was our very first item back in 2008 and still remains one of our most popular! Our newest model melds the simplicity of our popular tabletop swift arm design with the stability and durability of a sealed metal ball bearing system. Other tabletop yarn swifts --often referred to as "Amish style"-- rely on a wood-on-wood drive system that can lead to loose fit and excessive "play" in the arms as they spin.
For this project we bring together maple and cabinet grade maple plywood to create a yarn swift that will last for many years, but also won't set you back as much as umbrella-style swifts. The tabletop design also gives users the flexibility to wind or unwind from anywhere they can place the swift --we often wind onto our ball winder from the floor. High-quality rubber feet are screwed into the base and keep the swift in place.
Aside from the ability to unwind from this swift, it also has the added flexibility of functioning as a capable skeinwinder for home use. When four of the 3/8" birch pegs are placed at identical spots along the arms, users can create skeins of 24", 36", 48", or 60" circumference.
This item is individually handcrafted in our Cincinnati, OH workshop.
What is Included:
Maple Yarn Swift
6 Hardwood Dowels
Yarn NOT included
I ordered this as a birthday gift for my Mom, and we are both so impressed! The swift is so smooth, everything fits together perfectly, and the whole thing just feels solid. Being able to use it as a yarn Susan is such a nice bonus!
Just received my yarn winder. Terrific! Wonderful quality and I love that it folds so I can take along easily. Ordered on Sunday, received Wednesday. Thanks.
I LOVE this yarn swift! The wood is very nice and smooth, so I don't have to worry about delicate yarns snagging on anything. With a ball winder, it moves very quickly and without pulling. I also like how compact it folds up to when I store it - great for those who don't have a huge crafting area!
Great workmanship... no splinters or rough spots, yarn swift works with ease, no tangles...I ordered over the phone...great customer service....received quickly by mail.