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", or 60" circumference.
What is Included:
Maple Yarn Swift
5mm, 4mm, & 3/32” hex wrenches
6 Hardwood Dowels
This item is individually handcrafted in our Cincinnati, OH workshop. Yarn not included.
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What drew me to this swift was its affordable price (when I purchased it) and how little space it takes up when in use compared to an umbrella-type swift. It doesn't require mounting to a table, and it also doesn't take up much space when not in use. It is well-made (and domestically made, to boot!) and I am very satisfied with this purchase!
Just used my new swift for the first time and it is wonderful. It's easy to assemble, with neatly packed components and instructions. It is crafted with high quality standards and works perfectly as it spins true and nothing is out of balance. Was able to fit a 100g/439 yard skein and it fits snug, which is great for preventing mishaps when winding. So glad this is made in the U.S! Will save some coin to get the ball winder next.
I ordered this as a birthday gift for my Mom, and we are both so impressed! The swift is so smooth, everything fits together perfectly, and the whole thing just feels solid. Being able to use it as a yarn Susan is such a nice bonus!
Just received my yarn winder. Terrific! Wonderful quality and I love that it folds so I can take along easily. Ordered on Sunday, received Wednesday. Thanks.
I LOVE this yarn swift! The wood is very nice and smooth, so I don't have to worry about delicate yarns snagging on anything. With a ball winder, it moves very quickly and without pulling. I also like how compact it folds up to when I store it - great for those who don't have a huge crafting area!
Great workmanship... no splinters or rough spots, yarn swift works with ease, no tangles...I ordered over the phone...great customer service....received quickly by mail.