Thank you for considering my swifts for your knitting and spinning needs. I am proud to be offering this DIY version of my tabletop swift. Please check out my current “on-hand” stock in my Etsy store.
When you buy or spin beautiful yarn, you want to use the best equipment with it. I wanted to make something that would be sturdy and long lasting, but something that had both beautiful form and was functional at the same time. And here it is. An exquisite piece of craftsmanship, that will make the job of winding up skeins a joy.
A little about the DIY Swift. It comes fully assembled with all the rough sanding and hand fitting completed. All you, as the customer, have to do; is the final sanding on all the wood pieces, mask off the metal parts and then apply your favorite finish and or stain. The DIY Swifts are only offered in two woods, Cherry and Sapele.
Download the DIY Swift Instructions
It is made out of hand selected woods and is designed to spin freely on a brass center spindle. This eliminates binding during use. The swift comes with 5 pegs (one is extra) and a bag to keep them together when not in use. The pegs are designed with a gentle curve, which hugs the skein of yarn as the swift revolves, helping to prevent slipping. It also has a pair of Nylon washers to facilitate smooth rotation.
The swift has rubber feet on the base, which protects the surface it stands on and prevents it from sliding around while in use. The swift will accommodate skeins from 24″ to 72″ in circumference. These are marked on one of the arms for easy setup. The swift folds up neatly when not in use, for easy storage.
None of the DIY swifts are finished in any way. Applying finish is the customers responsibility. Once the finish process is started the Swift is no longer returnable to Hornshaw Wood Works. Please make sure you are happy with the swift before starting!
This is a wood product, variation in grain and color are normal. There may also be dark or light streaks or small imperfections, that is the nature of wood. Please take this into consideration prior to ordering.
Approx folded size: 3″ x 5.5″ x 28.5″
I can ship internationally. Please convo me on Etsy for a shipping quote for any destinations not listed.
For all international shipments: You as the buyer are responsible or all import duties or VAT costs for your particular country. Please take this into consideration prior to purchasing.