These are the mini swifts. 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.
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. 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 and more portable. 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.
(Maple and Cherry wood shown in photo, Natural Oak in the fourth and Walnut last)
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