Maple Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder

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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!

What's Included:

Maple Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder
Table Clamp
Yarn Guide
1/8" urethane drive belt
1/8" and 3/32" Hex Wrenches
Simple Instructions


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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  • 5
    Just perfect!

    Posted by Joanne on 3rd Mar 2021

    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!

  • 5
    Maple Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder

    Posted by Theresa Downing on 2nd Mar 2021

    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

  • 5
    Jumbo yarn ball winder

    Posted by Renee on 25th Dec 2020

    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.

  • 5

    Posted by Cindy Tangney on 18th Dec 2020

    Love my ball winder. One of the few purchases in life I have never regretted. Excellent quality and workmanship. Thank you!

  • 5

    Posted by Candie on 14th Dec 2020

    So worth the price, many times over. Why spend hours winding by hand when you could be knitting instead!

  • 5
    Best winder ever

    Posted by Tara Morse on 21st Nov 2019

    I've had this winder for about 2 years or so now. It's absolutely the best winder I've ever used. I've managed to fit an entire pound of yarn on the winder. It truly is an exceptional yarn ball winder, and the customer service is outstanding.

  • 5
    Love this winder!

    Posted by Kyrie Garretson on 25th Mar 2019

    This is awesome! Smooth as silk and makes beautiful cakes! I had a different brand and it wasn't nearly as nice. Saw this mentioned on Rav and folks seemed to really like so I thought I would give it a try and boy! I am so glad I did!

  • 5
    Get the yarn guide placed correctly!

    Posted by Lizzie on 20th Feb 2019

    I bought this yarn winder several years ago...couldn’t get it to work. Yarn slipped up and below the ball of yarn. Couldn’t figure out what to do. Just went back to my cheapie plastic yarn winder. Really frustrated! Now they have these videos...and I didn’t even find this one about yarn guide placement right away. Was about to call them...but wandered through their website one more time. Bingo! The yarn guide placement made all the difference! Now I am a happy camper. Sure wish I had seen the video before.

  • 5
    It's perfect my first winder!

    Posted by HaYoung Kim on 22nd Nov 2018

    Seriously? Really? Yeah!!! It’s real! Finally, I got my first yarn winder!!!! So excited! Although it took about 2 weeks to get to me, it was worth waiting! I don’t wanna buy the Chinese one made of plastic, so I had googled for finding sturdy, durable and wooden one! The effort resulted in Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder! I’m so glad to buy it!! I’m not in US, so I had to use the international shipping by USPS. I got a trouble with my address unrecognized, but Tim as fiberartistsupplyco crew so kindly took care of my problem. Thank you, Tim! Thank you, Fiber Artist Supply Co.!

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