There are two styles of Swift/Skeinwinder available: A floor model and a table model. Choose from drop down box @ upper right.
Both models are interchangeable, collapsible and easily portable!
Our handcrafted Umbrella Swifts are designed to function as both a Swift and a Skeinwinder.
Skein circumference is adjustable from 1-2 yards. There are three black rings on the center dowel. The bottom ring indicates a 1-yard circumference, the center: 1-1/2 yds, and the top: 2-yds.
You can determine the yardage by setting the Swift/skeinwinder to the appropriate marked on the center dowel. Count the number of rotations while winding the skein. You can then easily calculate the yardage by multiplying the yards for one rotation by the number of rotations you made.
The adjusting ring, shown to the left, locks the setting in place.
The winding handle, shown to the left, makes it easy to wind onto the Skeinwinder.
Available in these solid hardwoods: Oak, Cherry, Maple, and Walnut.
All Swifts are treated with Watco penetrating oil finish and need only to be occasionally cleaned with high quality liquid lemon oil furniture polish.
The umbrella section, as shown at the bottom left, folds just like a regular rain umbrella, so your Swift/skeinwinder takes up less room.
STANDARD TABLE MODEL: Introduced in April 2007, this addition to the Strauch Fiber Equipment line uses the same umbrella section as is used on the floor model. Simply screw it into the table base, attach the table clamp and you're ready to work. The table model measures 27" tall from table surface to top of knob. A suggestion: to more easily use as a skeinwinder, mount it on a shorter table so the top crank is more accessible.
STANDARD FLOOR MODEL: This beautiful and functional piece of furniture has been delighting fiber artists since 1990. It measures 42" tall, from floor to top of knob.
STANDARD TABLE & FLOOR COMBO: We offer special pricing to our customers who purchase the Floor Swift/Skeinwinder and the Table base at the same time as a three-piece combination.
MINI SWIFT MODEL: Much more portable the Mini uses a smaller umbrella section. It's designed for artists that want to make their own small skeins or are working with embroidery yarn. If you already have one of our standard yarn Swifts/Skeinwinders and also want a Mini, you need only to purchase the Mini umbrella section. It fits into both of our standard floor and table bases. Mini Yarn Swift/Skeinwinder - Combination Floor and Table Models: $278.00 - $335.00 If you already have a floor or table base, you can buy just the mini umbrella to fit it. Convo me for prices of this and other combinations not listed here.
Mini Swifts In April 2007, with the introduction of their table model, Strauch upgraded their Floor Swift / Skeinwinder. This allowed the Floor Model to be collapsible, portable and interchangeable with the new Table Base. All Floor Swift / Skeinwinders built after March 2007 incorporate all the new improvements. Units made prior to April 2007 can be upgraded. Convo me for the upgrade info and parts.
The Floor Model uses the same umbrella section as on the Table Model. Simply screw it into the Floor Base.
(Maple and Cherry wood shown in photo, Natural Oak in the fourth and Walnut last)
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