Welcome to the etsy home of Fiber Artist Supply Company! We're a small manufacturer of handcrafted knitting and weaving supplies located in Cincinnati, OH. Founded in 2007 in Chicago, IL, we have been working hard ever since to bring high-quality, yet reasonably priced solid hardwood supplies to our customers.
We absolutely love these bobbin winders; they make short work of winding bobbins while adding a beautiful touch to any weaving studio. You may think that a $59.99 winder cannot be well-build in America with American sourced parts, but this winder proves otherwise. We've stripped what we view as unnecessary elements from others winders that are available at multiple times this price and produced something that is timeless and carefully designed and constructed.
Crafted from premium smooth unfinished hard maple and maple veneered premium plywood, this winder stands 9-1/2" tall and has a machine ground stainless steel shaft that tapers from .2" at tip to .3125" at base, and will accommodate most commercially available bobbins, and many pirns. LeClerc bobbins, Schacht pirns and bobbins, and Harrisville bobbins are all known to fit. This winder WILL NOT work with Ashford plastic bobbins. The included pictures show just some of the bobbins that will work well with this winder. The bearings are sealed and require no maintenance, and the belt is high-quality, long-lasting urethane belting (the same belting used in many spinning wheels). This bobbin winder winds at a 11:1 ratio (one turn of the wheel turns the bobbin 11 times). Bobbins NOT included.
Demonstration video: https://youtu.be/umlYxyCtm9U
The included clamp will accommodate any lipped table up to 2-1/4" thick.
This item is individually handcrafted in our Cincinnati, OH workshop.
Works well good price. My suggestion would be to not put the small wooden disk on the clamp because it causes the winder to shift a lot. I put a felt chair leg disk there instead and I get a solid clamp. Other weavers have this same problem. Some use a rubber piece to keep from shifting
Apr 5, 2018 by cwbellmt
This bobbin winder is amazing! Simple, affordable, and winds a great bobbin! I also have the 19 yard warp board and truly love that too. As a brand new weaver it has been amazing to find such quality tools for an affordable price.
Apr 4, 2018 by Taylor Marie Paul
Works great, looks great! The branding is also very tasteful, and the wood is finished perfectly.
Apr 2, 2018 by E B
Shipped fast, haven't had a chance to use it, but I'm sure it will serve me well.