NOTE: Ball Winder orders will ship in 1-2 weeks from date of order. We apologize for the inconvenience.
The Fiber Artist Supply Co. Maple Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder is our most popular yarn winder and a must-have tool for any fiber artist!
Six sealed ball bearings allow the winder to spin almost effortlessly while a well-balanced main winding assembly allow users to use this winder with or without a table clamp. Each winder is handcrafted from hard maple and premium maple-veneered plywood and finished with a natural Danish oil.
A Modular Unit: An important element of our ball winder design is the ability to disassemble & service it with little effort. Every tool that receives regular use will need to be cleaned at some point. The ability to quickly disassemble this winder sets it apart from other winders on the market. You can take the entire unit apart in less than a minute. Suppose you drop the winder and break just one part. Rather than throwing the entire unit away, you can easily purchase just the part you need from the 'Replacement Parts' tab on our website. Want to add an "art yarn" guide? Simply loosen the yarn guide set screw and replace the standard yarn guide. It's that easy.
Yarn Capacity: The amount of yarn that this winder (or any winder) can hold depends on the tension placed on the yarn as it is fed into the unit and the thickness of the yarn. You should be able to get around 1 pound of fingering weight yarn on this winder. Ten ounces is about the maximum capacity of worsted weight yarn. Thicker yarns will be less. The capacity is about twice that of the common little blue plastic winder.
Urethane Belts: Urethane belting is a common power transmission method for this industry. These belts are designed to last about 10 years. We also sell replacement belts if needed.
Complete Winding: Pair this winder with our Maple Yarn Swift for a complete winding set-up in your home, studio, or workspace!
Maple Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder
1/8" urethane drive belt
1/8" and 3/32" Hex Wrenches
Factory Warranty: Each jumbo ball winder we sell has a one year warranty from date of purchase against manufacturer's defects. You can tell when your item was produced by referencing the serial number on the bottom. We warrant each unit for the year on the bottom plus one year.
Items ship mostly assembled - some light assembly required. Yarn not included.
Individually handcrafted in our Cincinnati, OH workshop.
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After fighting with my plastic winder and tangled cakes for three years, I finally decided to upgrade. Y'all, this piece is SOLID. The sheer weight of the piece and the ball bearings make winding smooth and quiet. No more plastic squeaking! I am under 30 and confident this winder is going to last the rest of my life. Now I can spend more time knitting knowing that my much-loved yarn has been handled well. Thank you, Fiber Artist Supply Co.!
This ball winder is fantastic--quiet and smooth and it winds perfect yarn cakes. After years of struggling with the plastic ball winders, I'm kicking myself for not getting one of these sooner. No need to clamp it to the table because it is so well designed that it doesn't rock or vibrate. The workmanship is superb. Well worth the cost.
I can already tell this is going to be WELL worth the $. It winds very smoothly and is very well made. I highly recommend this.
Wow! I just got this for my birthday - it is amazing! it is beautifully made, very quiet, and winds smooth and even cakes. As a test I would a full 10 oz skein of LB Ice Cream Big Scoop into a gigantic cake - it worked perfectly. I highly recommend this winder. It is the only one you will ever need.
Love it so much! thanks
I needed a yarn winder that would be sturdy enough to work well without clamping it to my table, and this Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder fit the bill perfectly. I had it assembled and wound two large cakes just minutes after taking it from the well-packaged box it arrived in. It is whisper-quiet and does exactly what I wanted it to. I couldn't be happier with my purchase!
I ordered less than 1 week ago and it arrived to Canada today. This is my 3rd ball winder and yours is the best quality....BY FAR! We appreciated the detailed instructions. The yarn wound perfectly into tight, compact cakes. I’m so pleased with your product and service. Thank you. Theresa
I absolutely love this yarn ball winder! The first yarn I wound on Christmas morning is a perfect yarn cake. It’s very quiet, super smooth and works perfectly. I didn’t even use the clamp, I set it on the table and wound a perfect cake. I 100% recommend it, worth every dollar.
Love my ball winder. One of the few purchases in life I have never regretted. Excellent quality and workmanship. Thank you!