Stanwood Needlecraft - Large Umbrella Yarn Swift / Large Metal Ball Winder Combination #7

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Stanwood Needlecraft - Large Umbrella Yarn Swift / Large Metal Ball Winder Combination #7
 

The listing is for a combination of ONE Large size Yarn Swift and ONE Large Metal Ball Winder (10 oz). The large size yarn swift can hold skeins up to 8.5-ft in circumference and is made of solid beech wood. It fits edges up to 1 3/4" thick. The super heavy duty metal ball winder can handle about 10 oz of yarn, which is 2.5 times of what our smaller winder does. The winder can be clamped onto a table up to 2 1/8" thick.

 

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  • 5
    Large Umbrella Swift and Large Metal Ball winder

    Posted by Trudy S. on Jan 6th 2018

    I purchased this combination for myself. The rating is for 5 stars because both the swift and winder are of excellent quality and will withstand the use I hope to give it in the future. I wound 8 skeins of yarn varying in weight and length. I am so pleased that after purchasing more yarn, Mary, the yarn shop owner, asked if I wanted to wait and she would wind my new yarn for me. I told her not to bother because I wanted to use mine again.

  • 5
    Umbrella swift and ball winder

    Posted by Karen R. on Jan 1st 2018

    Both items work excellently and I am very satisfied with each one individually. However, when winding yarn into cakes directly from the swift, I believe that the cake is wound too tight. This has nothing to do with the quality of your products because I have noticed this phenomenon in the swifts and ball winders at high end yarn stores, when they wind a cake for me. I think it is the nature of the beast. Winding from swift to ball winder, it is too tight and over time the yarn will become stretched. So-o-o, I use the swift to hold the hank of yarn, unwind it on the floor and then wind it from there to the ball winder. There is a significant difference in the size of the cake between the too methods. I even had my local yarn store wind a hank for me and then redid it at home on your ball winder without the swift and the size of the two different cakes was 25% difference. My yarn store actually recommends not winding the yarn until ready to use so it doesn't stretch out over long period of time.
    Bottom line for you folks, though, is that I love both the products I purchased from you and had done quite a bit of research prior to purchase and you were the best for me. Thank you!

  • 5
    Wonderful products!

    Posted by Paul P. on Dec 28th 2017

    Wonderful products!

  • 5
    Works well!

    Posted by Sharla D. on Dec 18th 2017

    Everything arrived as expected and in great shape; the equipment works like a charm - very pleased with my purchase.

  • 5
    Wonderful

    Posted by Kathryn W. on Nov 19th 2017

    I have had a “cheap” plastic winder & a lampshade. Can you say works, sort of, if you don’t mind yarn loops coming off in all sorts of places. I set the swift & winder up and I went toHEAVEN. i mean, the operatesd like fine machinery. I mean to tell you, I am looking for hanks to wind. Firm cake with ease of operation. Restored my faith in tools. Excellent workmanship, easy to set up, and smooth operation. And looks to be madre to last!

  • 5
    So worth it

    Posted by Jessica L. on Nov 10th 2017

    I’ve gone through many yarn swifts and this is the best quality I’ve ever used and I use both daily as a weaver. It attaches easily to many different tables (and chairs) and holds rock solid. The ball winder also works so well for slippery yarns like mulberry silk, I have an expensive wooden ball winder that doesn’t work as well and allows the yarn to slip. Both the swift and ball winder are good quality and sturdy for high use. I definitely recommend

  • 5
    The best setup for yarn winding

    Posted by Jeff S. on Nov 5th 2017

    High quality build on the winder and swift. Very easy to use. The swift is a bit tight to use 1 handed but I believe with time the wood will rub against it self enough to reduce the initial high friction. No duties when imported to Canada. Shipped rather quickly.

  • 5
    Best purchase ever !

    Posted by Monika B. on Oct 9th 2017

    I did my homework before deciding what and where I would buy, and this Swift and this winder are fabulous! Easy to set-up and pack away when done, easy to use, just a ton of fun fun fun!

  • 5
    Wow

    Posted by Pamela Y. on Oct 2nd 2017

    After spending hours winding a hank of yarn I said never again and started looking on line for help. The reviews were good for Stanwood and I knit a lot so I broke down and spent the money on the large swift and winder. It was less here than through Amazon even with Prime. The products are very well made; went together easily and I wound four cakes of yarn in no time. I am so impressed and happy!