OAK Compact Swift
Oak, $20.99, plus shipping
This Swift is hand made from select solid oak and steel hardware. With pins extended to the furthest position it will make a 68 inch skein and is adjustable to the center most pins for a 26 inch skein. Wood has been smoothly sanded and finished in Golden Oak finish. Threaded center pin makes for easy assembly and disassembly for transport and storage. My wife told me spinners/knitters like pretty as well as functional. I designed this swift to meet that need. She has been using her swifts I have made for her regularly for years. Many people have asked if this needs to be clamped to work. In short, the answer is no. It spins freely so the base does not move when winding off the swift. Complete, Finished and ready to use right from the box! Simple instructions and 6 pins included. Can be used with a ball winder to make yarn balls from skeins or can be used to make skeins by winding on using one of the extra pins as a handle. This swift is $20.99 when you buy direct plus shipping. Yarn is not included.
Black Walnut Compact Swift
Black Walnut, $25.99, plus shipping
This Swift is made of solid black walnut and is finished with a hand rub oil finish. Dimensions are the same as the Oak above.
Cherry Compact Swift
Cherry, $22.99, plus shipping
This Swift is made of solid cherry and is finished with a hand rub oil finish. Dimensions are the same as the Oak above.
Upright Yarn Swift
Prices, $45.99 - 57.50 , depending on wood type plus shipping
Free standing solid hardwood yarn swift winder with adjustable settings This Swift is hand made out of solid oak, cherry or black walnut and steel/aluminum hardware. This design was created at the request of my customers. This swift/winder uses ball bearing design for smooth operation. By being a free standing vertical swift this works much better for dyers and for spinners to wind off their spinning wheels. Since pins are horizontal yarn lays flat and even on pins. With pins extended to the furthest position it will make a 76 inch skein and is adjustable to the center most pins for a 36 inch skein. Stands 31 inches tall assembled. The pin ends are at right angles to prevent yarn from falling off. Wood has been smoothly sanded and finished in Golden Oak finish for oak, cherry stain on cherry and oil finish on black walnut. Threaded center pin makes for easy assembly and disassembly for transport and storage. Folded up it measures 30x5 inches. Yarn is not included. This swift, like my horizontal swifts does not need to be clamped to wind off from. It spins freely on ball bearings so the base does not move when winding off the swift. Simple instructions, a removable winding handle, and 4 metal pins included (that are easily adjusted for various positions using wing nuts). This swift is $54.50 for Oak and $57.50 for Cherry or Black Walnut when you buy direct plus shipping. Also available now is a Poplar/Maple version for $45.50 that is sanded but not stained. You can leave this natural, stain or paint to your preference.