Fiber Artist Supply Co.
Large Hard Maple Yarn Swift with Ball Bearing BaseFiber Artist Supply Co.
NOTE: Yarn Swifts orders will ship in 1-2 weeks from date of order. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The yarn swift was our very first item back in 2007 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", 60", or 72" in circumference.
This item is individually handcrafted in our Cincinnati, OH workshop.
What is Included:
Maple Yarn Swift
6 Hardwood Dowels
Yarn NOT included
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.