The Oregon Wood Worker is carrying Black O-Rings for the Nancy Knit Knack Jumbo Ball Winder and Orange ORings for the Ball Winder Power Base.   They are high quality O-Rings and will allow you to keep on using your great NKK Ball Winders.  Click on Nancy Knit Knack Parts on our home page webpage.  Thanks for choosing our fine products.

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The Oregon Wood Worker is happy to announce special Sale Prices and Special Shipping Costs shipped to any locations in the 50 United States.   

If you are needing any fiber tools, please take the time to check our website at:  You will find special sale prices; beautiful wood types to choose from; and a special $7 Shipping on our wonderful very strong strong Jumbo Ball Winder and our Mama Bear BASIC and PLUS Yarn Swifts anywhere in the 50 United States.  These specials are in effect through January 31. 2024.  Take advantage of this special while it lasts.   For another year, we have not raised our product prices, except for one item.  We also carry replacement "O" Rings for the Nancy Knit Knacks Wooden Jumbo Ball Winders.  They are found on our website in the accessories tab at:  All our Ball Winders, Ball/Cone Holders and Yarn Swifts carry a Lifetime Warranty against manufacturing defects. All our Handcrafted Yarn Swifts also come with Free Peg Replacement and Free Customer Service for the life of your swift.  

The Oregon Wood Worker wishes you a Grateful Thanksgiving and a Very Merry Christmas.  Yes, it is coming faster than we realize.  This year has been difficult for many.  We hope the blessings you need this year are on their way to you.  Thank you for your wonderful support for us and our products.  We hope they are making your life a little bit easier and more enjoyable. 

Thanks again; Have A Grateful Thanksgiving and a Very Merry Christmas.   The Oregon Wood Worker - Peter & Betty Charles and family

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The Oregon Woodworker will be attending the Interweave Maker Festival Yarn Fest Show Embassey Suites Hotel, in Loveland, Colorado, Thursday April 11 through Saturday April 13, 2024.    Come and Visit Us in our booths: .  We will have all our products available for purchase in our booths, including the BASIC, PLUS, Swift N Count and Papa Bear models of Handcrafted Yarn Swifts(tm), FLOOR Model Vertical Swift and the New Huggy Bear Yarn Ball Holder all in different beautiful woods.  All our handcrafted products are USA Handcrafted in Oregon.  We will also have all our Yarn Ball Winders including the Royal Replacement, new Royal Replacement PLUS Ball Winder, and our own new and improved Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder. We will also be selling our swifts in beautiful purple heart, padauk and Limba exotic hardwoods.  We will offer continuous demos of all our products in our booth and special show pricing.    Several swifts are set up for you to try, including the ball winders.  Come by and See them and check them out.  

We would love to meet you and help you with your swifting needs.  Pete Charles  The Oregon Wood Worker

­ The BASIC Model Mama Bear(tm) Yarn Swift or Skein Winder, or Yarn Winder, will handle most skeins purchased from a yarn shop handling skeins up to 70" in  circumference.  Works very nicely with all Yarn Ball Winders on our site.  Includes Nice Bag.   Assembles or disassemblies so very easily in just 4-5 seconds, then store it in the nice bag that comes with it.  Smoothest Operating Swift. Also in Special Woods.  Not a Chinese Knock-off Like the Amish Swift.  It is a GREAT SPRING SALE PRICE Discounted Price at $69.95 + S/H
The PLUS Model Mama Bear(tm) Yarn Swift or Skein Winder, is the BASIC model with 3" longer arms.  It will handle ALL hanks you purchase from a yarn shop and the longer hanks online up to 80" in circumference.  Works very nicely with all Yarn Ball Winders on our site.  Assembles or disassemblies so very easily in just 4-5 seconds. Store it in the nice bag that comes with it.  Smoothest Operating Swift. Also in Special Woods including PurpleHeart.Worth paying a little more for. SPRING SALE PRICE- Discounted   Just $79.95 + S/H
The SWIFT N COUNT(tm)MAMA BEAR YARN COUNTER model comes standard with all the features of the PLUS model and it includes the Electronic Counter so you can measure your yarn yardage or split your skeins very accurately.  It also comes with velcro yarn for yarn end attachment, pre-measured peg holes, a nice bag, etc.  Assembles or disassemblies so very easily in just 4-5 seconds, then store it in the nice bag that comes with it. Smoothest Operating Swift. It is a GREAT model to meet all your yarn handling needs.  SPRING SALE PRICE Discounted Only $118.95 + S/H
The PAPA BEAR(tm)model comes standard with all the features and benefits of the Bear Family of swifts, and is designed specifically for spinners, weavers, hand dyers and those that work with very very large skeins from 36" up to 120" and all sizes between.  Smoothest Operating Swift. Assembles or disassemblies so very easily in just 4-5 seconds, then store it in the nice bag that comes with it.  DiscountedJust $125.95 + S/H.   It also comes in the Swift N Count model.  WE ALSO MAKE CUSTOM PAPA BEAR SWIFTS-ASK.­

INTRODUCING OUR OWN FLOOR MODEL YARN SWIFT- This Vertical Floor Model yarn swift is handcrafted in the same quality of other Oregon Wood Worker products.   The Oregon Wood Worker Introduces it latest fine fiber tool to assist you in your fiber activities.  The Floor Model Handcrafted Yarn Swift is vertical and totally portable and come apart with wing-nut screws.  It comes with a bag for easy toting and storage.  The Floor Model also comes standard with the High Use Upgrade, Swift n Count Industrial Yarn Counter for measuring very accurately your yarn length, 30" arms for handling skeins up to 80 (2 yard 8") in circumference, five pegs with knobs and a Hand Crank Handle.  The Floor Model Swift is made of solid hard rock maple; is sanded mutiple times and has 2-3 coats of a fine clear wood finish that has UV protection.  Available as an accessory are larger arms that will accommodate skeins up to 10' in circumference.  The arms turn very easily so that your yarn has greatly reduced tension.  You will love using this fine tool.   Special Price.  

WE ARE OPEN AND SELLING ALL OUR PRODUCTS AND SERVICES.  Please contact us with any needs or questions.  We are happy to assist you.  We are also developing new products.  Our latest product is our beautiful FLOOR MODEL Yarn Swift.  It comes with our Electronic Counter, High Use Upgrade, Crand Handle and lifetime warranty.  It is a great Yarn Swift.  It is designed and handcrafted to come apart quickly so you can place it in its bag which comes with it to be stored or taken with you to a knitting event.  Our website is: and our e-mail address is:


Peter Charles

The Oregon Wood Worker

We have designed and now made available the beautiful Triple Spindle Huggy Bear Ball/Cone Holder.  This new product is great for blending, knitting or crocheting from one, two or three yarn balls/yarn cones.  I is great for Fare Isle Knitting, yarn blending or just controlling your yarn balls/yarn cones.  It is made of solid hickory hardwood and is sanded very smooth many times with a very fine grit sandpaper.  It has industrial strength lazy susan turning system and the upright posts just screw in and our as needed.  It also comes with a nice cotton/poly bag for easy transporting.  It stores easily.  You will love using this wonderful product.


LIFE TIME WARRANTY - All Yarn Swifts handcrafted by The Oregon Wood Worker carry a Life Time Warranty.  All Yarn Swifts are warranted against manufacturing defects for the life of the swift, excluding abuse of swift.  Also included in the warranty is Free Peg Replacement and Free Customer Service for the Life of Your Yarn Swift.  If you have a problem with your Yarn Swift, just contact us and we will be happy to assist you.Thanks For Your Loyal Support , The Oregon Wood Worker

Our Huggy Bear, Dual Ball Holder, is perfect to help you control your yarn while you are doing Fair Isle Knitting, Stranded Knitting and Yarn Blending.  Check it out on the accessories tab.  Wonder handmade product by The Oregon Wood Worker.  

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*INTRODUCING THE NEW HUGGY BEAR(TM) SINGLE AND DUAL YARN BALL HOLDERS*Wonderful sturdy and easy to use item for every knitter. Industrial strength turning system.  No oiling or maintenance. Check them out in the accessories tab.  If you are doing Fare Isle Knitting our Dual Ball/Cone Holder is a must.  The new TRIPLE Ball/Cone Holder is wonderful for blending up to three yarns or you can use it with just one or just two also.  You will love using these wonderful tools.  They are all made of solid hickory and finished to a very soft smooth surface.  The center post just unscrews and you receive a nice cotton-poly bag for easy toting and storage.

IntroducingThe NEW HAND CRANK to make it easier to create Skeins and Hanks right on your Mama Bear(tm) or on your Papa Bear Handcrafted Yarn Swift.  It turns so easy as you create a skein or hank on your swift.  Found in the accessories section. Only $16.95

INTRODUCING:High Use Swift UpgradeTM  for our customers that use their swifts on a regular/professional basis.  Check the Accessories tab.

We now carry as a regular stocked item, CUSTOM LARGE PAPA BEAR SWIFT that will handle SKEINS FROM 1 to 8 YARDS in CIRCUMFERENCE. A must for Yarn Dyers.  Check it out on the Papa Bear Swift tab above. We will also make any custom sized swift to meet your needs.  Only $249.95.

Read customer reviews about our yarn swifts.

New & Updated Beautiful Decorator Bags For Your Swift-Professionally Finished.  These are new and beautiful patterns to choose from. The decorator bags are all lined and professionally finished.  They come with a nice two handle pull ribbon.  They will fit any model of Mama Bear Hand Crafted Yarn Swift.  You can find them in the accessories tab.

As part of helping our customers to understand some of the terms used.  We would like to mention that a Yarn Winder, Skein Winder, and Yarn Swift all refer to the same piece of yarn equipment.  Check out the tabs above under SWIFTS to see all our Yarn Swifts Offered.

Check out this blog from a customer who recently bought a yarn swift.

The Oregon Wood Worker® was created in 2002 to help meet the needs of knitters, spinners, yarn dyers, hand weavers and fiber enthusiasts. We are the original designers and handcrafters of the table top yarn swifts. Our swifts will operate on any flat or vertical surface. From one idea, we developed the full family of Handcrafted Yarn Swifts™: our smaller, the Mama Bear BASIC(tm); the regular sized and most often purchased, Mama Bear™ PLUS, Swift n Count with very accurate electronic counter to measure your yarn while swifting; the larger Papa Bear™; and the very large Custom Jumbo Papa Bear (24' circumference skeins) models. Each model is designed to meet the specific needs of our customers. We believe in continuous product improvement. In 2010 we introduced the Swift N Count(tm) feature for each of our swifts, which measures yarn yardage to within one yard in 200, accuracy guaranteed. In 2016 we introduced our designed Jumbo Ball Winder which carries our name label and stronger gearing than any other Jumbo Ball Winder of its design. In 2019 we introduced our own beautiful FLOOR Model Yarn swift which operates vertically on a free-standing stand. The Mama Bear™ PLUS and Swift n Count are the most frequently purchased, as they will handle any yarn skein purchased from a yarn shop. Our swifts are very easy to assemble and disassemble, taking only 4-5 seconds for the non-mechanical person. There are only four pieces plus 5 pegs and a bag in the entire swift. All parts just slide together. No tools or bolts, etc., to deal with. Our swifts replace the umbrella swift, warping board and niddy noddy. All of our swifts are made of beautiful selected solid hardwoods, sanded smooth multiple times and finished with several coats of a clear hard wood finish. We believe our swifts are the smoothest turning swifts due to the Unique Turning System™ each one is made with. Each of our Handcrafted Yarn Swifts™ comes with its own nice cotton/poly bag. We also offer beautiful Decorator Bags in different colors, as an upgrade for your swift bag, at a small additional charge. All of the swift bags are also made by our own experienced sewing staff. If your pegs wear out or you need longer ones, just e-mail us and we will send you some more without charge.

All our products carry a lifetime warranty, free continued customer service and also free replacement pegs for the lift of your product.

The Oregon Woodworker specializes in Hand Crafted Yarn Swifts(tm). We also sell wonderful Yarn Ball winders and Huggy Bear™ Yarn Ball/Cone Holders in three different sizes and six different beautiful hardwoods. Come and check out our products at our website: Come choose the type of wood for your yarn swift: Regular Hardwood (oak/hickory), Walnut, Cherry, purple heart, zebra wood and padauk.

We are located in the beautiful Rogue Valley of Southern Oregon. Our shop and business are located in Medford, Oregon in the middle of some of the nicest stands of timber. All our wooden products are handcrafted by us in our shop in Medford, Oregon. You will really enjoy using your new swift, ball/cone holder and/or ball winder. They will make handling your yarns much easier and your yarn will have much reduced tension in the strands. Visit our website at: Please let us know how we might assist you with any questions by sending us an e-mail at: or give us a call at: cell: 541-531-5657 or Office: 541-773-7565. Thank You- Pete Charles