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There are two styles of Swift/Skeinwinders available, floor model and a table model.

  • Both models are interchangeable, collapsible and easily portable!
  • Strauch's 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 below, locks the setting in place.
  • The winding handle, shown to the below, 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 below, folds just like a regular rain umbrella, so your Swift/skeinwinder takes up less room.

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