Wood Types

The Mama Bear PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift is a WONDERFUL MULTI-FUNCTION YARN SWIFT-YOU WILL REALLY ENJOY USING: It will meet the needs of knitters and yarn handlers handling skeins up to 80" (2 yards 8") in circumference.  

Will handle all skeins/hanks you purchase from a yarn shop and longer skeins from online.  We encourage customers to purchase this model for their regular knitting needs.  

Comes in various beautiful solid hardwoods.  Hand sanded and finished with a beautiful hard clear wood finish.  GREAT PRICE.  100% USA Handcrafted by us. 

Yarn Swift is also sometimes called a: Skein Winder, Yarn Winder, Winder, Hank Winder, and Swift.

Not a Knock-off  of other swifts or a Chinese Knock-off like the Amish Style Swift.    

We designed and handcrafted the original table top style swifts. With our designed Trademarked Unique Turning System™, our swifts are the smoothest and quietest turning swifts available. This is important because your yarn fibers will not be pulling on each other and your yarn ball will be "happier" with very little tension in it.  All other yarn swifts introduce tension into their yarn balls.    

It replaces the umbrella swift, Niddy Noddy, and warping board all together. The PLUS Yarn swift sits on any flat surface.  You do not clamp it.  Since it is reversible, it can also be used to create your own skeins especially if you purchase your yarn on a ball or cone. 

Works wonderfully with each of our Yarn Ball Winders: the Royal Replacement Yarn Ball Winder;  our own Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder or the Wonderful All Wooden Jumbo Yarn Ball Winder.  The PLUS Yarn Swift(tm) will make dealing with any unruly yarn skein a pure pleasure. 

Each piece of the swift comes apart so easily in 4-5 seconds.  Includes a nice cotton/poly bag, for easy storage and transport so you can easily take it on vacation or to a knitting class or retreat. Includes 5 pegs-one extra, and matting.

Operates in either a vertical or horizontal position. Peg holes are precision drilled for exact yardage sizes.  Is designed to add the Swift n Count Yarn Measuring Conversion Kit to it should you decide to add it later on.  All our improvements are designed to add to your yarn swift at a later date. 

Your PLUS Yarn Swift carries a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee, as well as excellent free customer service and free replacement pegs, all for the life of your yarn swift.  Just contact us should you have any needs or questions.  We are there for you.

Purchase both the Mama Bear™ PLUS and one of our Yarn Ball Winders and save even more in shipping and product cost.  You Will Love Using It.


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This is my 2nd purchase from Oregon Woodworker because of the quality and value of this swift. It adjusts to fit any size Hank and prevents tangled messes and frustration tantrums.
5 stars
So glad I found you while searching for a swift that measures my yardage!!! My beautifully crafted Padauk wood Mama Bear measuring swift is even better than I envisioned. I could barely contain my excitement long enough to read the instructions. This is so well crafted that I expect it will become a a family heirloom. I wish I could leave move than 5 starts. It was well packaged, shipping was fast even with the Covid debacle, and the handmade storage bag is the icing on top. Truly one of my best purchases for my fiber habit. Thank you so very much, Peter!
5 stars
Beautiful wood working! Never had a table top winder before and love it! Highly recommend. 2 knitting friends have one and told me about them when I was looking.
5 stars
I bought the jumbo yarn ball Winder not long ago from the Oregon Woodworkers company. I received it within 3 days which amazed me because I live in Alaska. Unfortunately my daughter broke it! I called the company and told them the truth about how it got broken and offered to pay for the repairs to my Winder. I spoke with Pete Charles about my Winder and the accident. They replaced my Winder with an entire new unit. I was so impressed that I also purchased the mama bear Plus Swift! I have to say in all honesty I will ba return customer with all of my yarn needs! I highly recommend the Oregon woodworker company and products! I cannot say enough about how wonderful Pete Charles and his company are! Thank you Mr Charles for your thoughtfulness and your help!
5 stars
My husband purchased a Mama Bear swift for me in 2009. It works as well today as it did when I first got it, and that is to say it works like a dream. This is a swift that will last you a lifetime. It is made with care and superb craftsmanship, and it's also an incredible value. Can't imagine not having my swift!
5 stars