y local yarn shop winds skeins of yarn into balls using a tabletop Shaker Swift. A swift is a wooden contraption invented by the Shakers that resembles a umbrella to aid in winding balls of yarn. If you ever tried to wind a ball of yarn by yourself you know how it can end up in a knot disaster. Below an antique maple Shaker Swift from the 1860’s. Brilliant, right? Modern day pine versions can be purchased for around $70 from yarn.com and Purl Soho. Did you know Shakers were one of the…
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Lacis Umbrella Yarn Swift is made of a finely finished birch wood. The purpose of this tool is for supporting skeins of yarns of various sizes for winding and balling off hanks of yarn. It has a table clamp with wooden twist screws to hold it in place and spins freely as you wind your skeins on your yarn ball winder. Yarn winders are available and sold separately. You'll love the gentle whirring sound of the swift as it turns. A must in every knitting supply cabinet! Wooden Umbrella ...
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Antique Primitive Swift Yarn Winder 19 C Maine Rotary Frame Original Dark Color.American early swift on canted rotating frame with handcarved slotted ends. Rotates around a central rod. X-base footing. Winds from a spinning wheel or from skeins of yarn without tangling or knotting. Original dry surface, great oxidized color. Very good condition. No problems or repairs. A perfect accessory for a sewing, craft or period room. 24 inches high.ebay sold 87.00