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.