Large Hard Maple Yarn Swift with Ball Bearing Base

Fiber Artist Supply Co.

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The Fiber Artist Supply Co. Yarn Swift was our very first item back in 2008 and still remains one of our most popular! This popular tabletop swift arm design boasts 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.

Made from maple and cabinet grade maple plywood this swift 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.

This swift 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", 60, or 72" circumference.

What is Included:

Maple Yarn Swift
5mm, 4mm, & 3/32” hex wrenches
6 Hardwood Dowels
Simple Instructions


This item is individually handcrafted in our Cincinnati, OH workshop. Yarn not included.

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  • 5
    Best Swift I've seen.

    Posted by Unknown on 31st Jul 2012

    Affordable and functional meets simple and lovely. Swifts often start at $50; this one is $20. There is no danger of it collapsing and making a mess of your hank like with umbrella swifts. Maple is a beautiful choice of wood for this useful yarn tool.

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