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Skein Winders and Umbrella Swifts

Skein Winder or Swift? 

Skein winders and swifts are essential tools for a fibre artist. If you have purchased a dyed skein of yarn it is best to make this into a ball prior to use.  A swift or umbrella swift is used to transfer the skein of yarn to a ball winder. 

A skein winder is prominently used to make skeins of yarn from a large cone of yarn. This is usually done to prepare yarn for hand dyeing. 

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