Hand Made Swift, Yarn Swift, Table Top Swift, Knitting Swift

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Preparation takes 1-2 business days
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Made in Midlothian, Virginia

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This beautiful table top swift is hand made from domestic hard maple wood; no plywood or soft wood is used. The feet are 1.75 inches wide by 14 inches long and provide a substantial, stable base. Note the extra wide feed shown in the photographs. The feet are made from solid stock and NOT glued up from thinner material. The arms are 29 inches long and have nine holes at one inch increments located from six to 14 inches from the center of the arm. This allows the swift to easily handle even the longest commercial skeins. The arms ride on metal bearings located between the feet and arms. This provides much smoother operation than a wood on wood design. The bottoms of the feet are fitted with non slip pads so the swift does not wander or move during use on smooth surfaces. No clamps or other stabilization is necessary for smooth, easy use. By following the included instructions the swift is easily assembled and disassembled in seconds. Quick disassembly allows for compact storage. Some yarn shops have a dedicated location for their swift so it is available at all times. All items necessary for use are included.

To use, three dowels are placed in the third or fourth holes from the ends of three arms. The skein is placed over these three dowels and then the fourth dowel is used to properly tension the skein for winding. The skein may then be wound using your choice of ball winder. You'll be delighted at how easily the swift works.

This item ships to the United States only.

Average review
Superb craftsmanship - just a beautiful piece. Easy to assemble. A nice smooth action making yarn winding pleasurable.
Jul 1, 2016 by Susan Leach

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I ship items ONLY within the United States; the preferred methods of shipping are USPS and UPS. Most items are on hand at the time of purchase and so I shall ship your article in the next 1-2 business days after I receive confirmation that payment has been received. Exceptions to the 1-2 business day time window will be listed in the specific item information. For shipping purposes, please provide a current and accurate street address, as we are not able to ship to Post Office box addresses.


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I want you enjoy your article as much as I enjoyed making it. Please understand that wood changes dimension and moves in response to climate and weather. If there are any problems with materials or craftsmanship please contact me directly so we can mutually resolve the issue.

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Please note that I ship goods ONLY within the United States.

I am delighted to take on special projects to meet the specific needs of individual customers. Should you have such needs please contact me so we can agree upon your requirements.

Even after it has been cut and dried wood continues to move and breathe with the climate and seasons. I do my best to account for this attribute in my work. I emphasize natural features or defects in the wood. When I find an internal branch, scar, crack, or other apparent defect that was not visible in the living tree, I try to make that feature a part of the design of the piece. This often means that the design must be substantially changed at the lathe in order to preserve the newly discovered feature. You should understand that this is a natural property of woods and that your piece will likely be subject to such seasonal movements.

My standard practice is to emphasize the color, pattern, and texture of the wood. This means that I sometimes do not apply a finish to the wood. A consequence is that the final surface is often smoother and more natural in appearance than would be observed if a finish had been applied.

If you have any questions or discussion about the surface, finish, or appearance of your item or about cracks, movement, or change of dimension related to climate or season, please contact me.

All of this means that wood is delicate and it is not intended for rough use or handling. All of my pieces are NOT intended to be put into dish washers, microwave ovens, cat boxes, other similar devices, or outdoors without protection from weather. Some wood species change color, shape, or texture after exposure to sunlight and so your piece should not be exposed to the sun for prolonged periods. Your piece should not be washed with detergents or other agents suitable for cleaning other materials.

I hope that you will be as pleased using and enjoying your item as I was making it for you.