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Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Silent, smooth operation and assembly could not be easier. It stores easily and compactly in the cloth bag included. The craftsmanship and service are high quality and I am looking forward to using my Mama Bear Swift Plus for many years!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
Adore the products and LOVE the amazing customer service. I highly recommend these swifts for home use. I am a professional dyer and use mine all the time for my own yarns. I have one that I've had for a long time... even come in a nice bag!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
I own a number of these and they are the BEST! I upgraded my oldest one to have the new, longer arms and a handle. These are simply the most sturdy, easiest to use and most effective swifts around!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
This was my first attempt at winding my own yarn. I love the Mama Bear Yarn Swift and yarn winder. It worked very smoothly and it made perfect yarn balls. I Highly recommend this product!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
This was my first attempt at winding my own yarn. I love the Mama Bear Yarn Swift and yarn winder. It worked very smoothly and it made perfect yarn balls. I Highly recommend this product!
 
Product Reviewed: Papa Bear™ Swift N Count™ YARN COUNTER - with Electronic Built-in Yarn Counter™
I love my papa bear swift. It is so good to be able to make nice big skeins. I have an electric ball winder and the two together work really well. I went to a lot of sites before finding my way to here. Not one of them had anything for larger skeins. The only thing extra I would like is to be able to have my papa bear mounted on a floor stand instead of on a board. I don't even know if that would be possible. It would make it a lot easier for me to move around.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ BASIC Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ & Royal Yarn Ball Winder Combo
Joy, oh joy! I have been eyeing this combo for many months. Four days ago, after buying several skeins of beautiful 8/2 cotton, I succumbed. The package arrived at my Southern California home today. I "swiftly" set things up and, 23 minutes later, had a big fat ball of cotton for weaving towels. And that even includes the time spent learning to "cheat" with my thumb so I could wind an extra large ball. Thank you, Oregon Woodworker!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ Swift N Count™ YARN COUNTER- with Electronic Built-in Yarn Counter™
I've had my Mama Bear swift for a few months now, and can honestly say it is one of those things that you wish you had purchased long, long ago. It is easy to assemble, winds smoothly and quietly, and the yardage counter is a God-send. It surely makes my various takes easier. Lynn in Washington
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
A beautiful tool both in form (I have the maple version) and function. My yarn winds smoothly and with the Royal ball winder, I find the entire experience very meditative and soothing. Peter was extremely patient and helpful with all my questions and during my decision-making process. Highly recommended.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
Love it! Assembled in 2 minutes and is nice to look at and touch in addition to being extremely functional. Found your website by accident, and the other reviewers quickly convinced me to spend a little more to get a great quality product. - Winding in Colorado!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
I'm very satisfied with my new swift and yarn ball winder, they both work beautifully! I would reccomend Oregon Woodworker to anyone looking to purchase a swift and ball winder for personal use, good quality, great price!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear(tm) Electronic Swift N Count(tm) YARN COUNTER Vertical Swift(tm)
I love my swift. It is easy to wind on to, after spinning on my wheel. The counter is easy to use. The workmanship is of high quality. I would buy this again and recommend to my friends. Get the handle for skeinning it is worth the money.
 
Product Reviewed: Beautiful Decorator Bags For Your Mama Bear Swift-Professionally Finished
We definitely need more smart people like you aruond.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I wish I had bought this nifty Mama Bear Plus swift years ago -- I absolutely love it. It makes winding yarn such a breeze. Great service too -- thank you Peter!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
GREAT SWIFT!! It's easy to set up, smooth operation, lots of variations in set up, great price! Thanks so much!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
Obtained this as I was tired of hand-winding my yarn (and spending so much time doing so). Easily one of my best decisions. It's easy to set up and works as promised. No finicky parts to handle. Would definitely recommend to all knitters.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
Product came in perfect condition. It is so smooth and quiet to use . I love it , and I am always looking for more yarn to wind!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
I've had my mama bear swft with the electronic counter and jumbo ball winder for about 1 year. I use this equipment at least once per week if not more! I ABSOLUTELY love it and am so glad that i purchased the jumbo ball winder (so I can wind up lace wt skeins). Anyone who is on the fence about spending this kind of money for a swift and ball winder, DO IT! The quality is bar none. I've never regreted my decision to invest in a quality product. Debra W (CA)
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
I've had my mama bear swft with the electronic counter and jumbo ball winder for about 1 year. I use this equipment at least once per week if not more! I ABSOLUTELY love it and am so glad that i purchased the jumbo ball winder (so I can wind up lace wt skeins). Anyone who is on the fence about spending this kind of money for a swift and ball winder, DO IT! The quality is bar none. I've never regreted my decision to invest in a quality product. Debra W (CA)
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
I am absolutely delighted with this swift. It winds balls beautifully with various yarns from bulky to fine sticky wool. The swift is so pretty that I hesitate to dismantle it to store in the storage bag. I look forward to using it to make skeins and warps. Mostly I'm weave tapestries, but also knit, spin an use other types of looms. Thank you so much for this beautiful tool.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
I ordered the Mama Bear Basic Swift for myself and upon receipt, had a hank ready to be wound. It is wonderfully smooth and finely crafted. I quickly ordered another for a Christmas present. I will recommend this swift to anyone!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear PLUS Vertical Swift™
I just got my yarn swift today and I used it for winding 10 skeins of yarn...absolutely love it!!! It was easy to put together and very easy to use. I'm excited to try it as a warping board. It is worth the price!! Carol
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ Swift N Count™ YARN COUNTER- with Electronic Built-in Yarn Counter™
This yarn swift is wonderfully made and easy to use with a very accurate yardage counter. I love that it can easily be used to wind a ball of yarn or make a skein and can count the yardage either way. I am very glad I chose to buy this swift and would recommend it to anyone.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
I got this product at Stitches last year. I got it instead of a niddy noddy and a swift to transfer my spun yarn from the bobbin to a skein for final washing. And then to a ball after the skein dried. It works great. Simplicity and efficient.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I have had my Mama Bear Plus swift for a year or so now and can only give it the highest of recommendations. It is a real pleasure to assemble it as it literally takes seconds. It is a dream to use as it glides smoothly and can accommodate so many different size skeins. Plus it is crafted so well it is a work of art to look at. Love it - I really do and can only encourage other knitters to buy one or add it to a Christmas wish list.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ BASIC Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ & Royal Yarn Ball Winder Combo
I've had this product for three years now and everytime I pull it out and wind yarn, I marvel at how easy it is to set up and use. The swift breaks down to a compact size so that it is easy to store and the Pendleton Wool Bag is a definate plus for storing the swift. The two together make very neat yarn cylinders where the yarn can be pulled from the center or the side. I highly recommend this product.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
This product is well crafted of quality materials and functions perfectly.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
Peter took the time to answer my questions and provide me with the info I needed to purchase a high quality, American made product. My fiancé is absolutely thrilled with the Mama Bear (basic) swift. Vote with your money, buy American made products and employ Americans.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
I want to let this company and anyone looking to purchase a yarn ball winder that I love the one I purchased. It works great and is a pleasure to use. Virginia Mayor
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
I love it! I had an "umbrella" type that broke. I can see this swift will last a lifetime. And it is made in America which is an added bonus for me.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
This is my second Mama Bear, 1st with a counter. I'm looking forward to being able to finally organize my yarns and tell at a glance how many yards are there. Excellent customer service also! Love my Bear.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
Thank you for such a lovely swift. It's so simple, yet so functional and beautiful! I won't hesitate to recommend these swifts. It spins beautifully, is quick and easily assembled, a joy to use, and pretty too. I am glad I chose the walnut wood. Peter was very gracious and helpful in all of his correspondence with me while I was shopping for a swift. Beautiful swift, and excellent customer service. Thank you!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
I bought the Mama Bear Basic today at the Sock Summit in Portland,Oregon. I've wound several skeins of yarn and am very impressed with the quality of craftsmanship, the turn of the swift and how sturdy it is. I wasn't sure how it would compared to an umbrella swift in regards to staying in one place, but it's heavy enough on a table or counter and doesn't move at all when in use. Very smooth, hard wood and a great design. Peter is a true professional, very knowledgeable and answered all my questions. I am recommending The Oregon Woodworker Yarn Swift to all my friends. Great work! Thank you very much.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
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Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
It meets my needs for winding my yarn into balls, not tangles, without waiting for a family member. It is sturdy, easy to operate and disassembles into an easy to store bag. I am proud it is made in the Pacific NW.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
It meets my needs for winding my yarn into balls, not tangles, without waiting for a family member. It is sturdy, easy to operate and disassembles into an easy to store bag. I am proud it is made in the Pacific NW.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
This is such a nice swift. It came neatly packaged and the instructions for assembly quite easy to understand. The special touches: the non-skid pad and the bag! I am excited and pleased that I purchased the Mama Bear BASIC. It also came quickly by FedEX. Thanks so much.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
Love them both!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear BASIC(tm) Handcrafted Yarn Swift(tm) Also Known As: Skein Winder and Yarn Winder
This is a fantastic product! I would recommend it to anyone, but especially any independent dyers or yarn store owners. It makes a beautiful skein of any siz you like. It's quick and efficient. It even comes with a lovely carrying bag and rubber mat to keep it from slipping (which was a pleasant surprise!). I measured out some skeins and weighed them and they were accurate to within .5-1%. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Last night I received my yarn swift. It was the high-light of my day! After a crazy day at work and fussing with my son and his homework, I put together my swift, poured my self a nice glass of wine, and wound 6 balls of yarn of varying weights and textures! They have been sitting in my stash forever because I couldn't bring myself to drag out my umbrella swift and dig out the only table it was able to be clamped to and crank it out. The swift works beautifully. It doesn't make a sound and is very smoothe. I love the wood (I got the cherry) and I love how easy it is to store and put together. Thank you for making such a fine product. You should be very proud of your business. - Susan Roy, Waterbury Connecticut
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I already own a Mama Bear Swift. This is a gift for a knitting friend. I first heard of the swifts through the Ravelry web site. I just love mine. Besides knitting, it's my favorite activity--winding yarn! The swift folds up flat and goes in it's pretty bag. A great product.Thank you, Marie Dickinson
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
My only regret is that I didn't buy your Mama Bear sooner! Together, my electric ball winder and the Mama Bear are working out perfectly. Thanks for shipping so quickly too. Nova
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
My only regret is that I didn't buy your Mama Bear sooner! Together, my electric ball winder and the Mama Bear are working out perfectly. Thanks for shipping so quickly too. Nova
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ Swift N Count™ YARN COUNTER- with Electronic Built-in Yarn Counter™
I am delighted with this swift/counter combo! It is not only highly accurate (counts revolutions) with any gauge thread/yarn when accompanying instructions/information is considered, it is a bargain compared to any other similar product I could find. I am so happy to have found this option and would highly recommend to anyone wishing to accurately measure yarn/thread yardage. Thanks, Peter! From VB, Silver Spring, MD
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
My girlfriend had one, but I needed to have my own. I just came from the Wool and Sheep show in Rhinebeck, NY and hoped to buy it there--no one had anything like this product. Thank You
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ Swift N Count™ YARN COUNTER- with Electronic Built-in Yarn Counter™
Finally, a swift that matches my Niddy Noddy, tells me how much yarn is in my skein and folds up compactly. My frustration is now resolved. Very nice device, and the walnut wood is beautiful. Thank you. Karen C.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I have used umbrella swifts, but they do not compare to the simplicity of the Mama Bear. It is easy to assemble and take apart for storage. It works smoothly and easily and I love it. Chris Smith
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I just got my Mama Bear swift and I must say that I LOVE it! It went together perfectly and spins very smooth. I was able to wind a hank of lace weight into a ball in 7 minutes, which is so much better than the half hour I used to spend without a swift! I highly recommend this one!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I just got my Mama Bear swift and I must say that I LOVE it! It went together perfectly and spins very smooth. I was able to wind a hank of lace weight into a ball in 7 minutes, which is so much better than the half hour I used to spend without a swift! I highly recommend this one!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I love the Mama Bear swift with the electronic counter! It's so easy to use and saves me so much time. Very easy to assemble too. Debra
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
After attending a knitting retreat & seeing the Mama Bear Swift first hand a group of us said we just had to have it! Now, 3 months after receiving my swift I don't know what I did without it. It's so nice to be able to wind my own yarn letting it run through my fingers. Thanks, Oregon Woodworker!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I am really enjoying my swift/winder combo! The construction is as efficient and silent as promised.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Very nice swift. Well made. I got the winder and swift package deal. Wonderful customer service!! Gets a 10. Marla
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I love this beautifully made swift, and the fact that I can put it flat on a table. It is very adjustable to the size skein I'm using, and goes around so smoothly and quietly that it's a pleasure to use. I'm very glad I got this very affordable swift!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I love my new Swift! It's made with lots of attention to detail and I love that it comes with everything you need to use it right away--even the grippy mat to put under it. The bags to store the whole thing are great as well. Thanks for a wonderful product!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ Swift N Count™ YARN COUNTER with Electronic Built-in Yarn Counter™ with Royal Yarn Ball Winder
Very professional, excellent service, super quick shipping, excellent quality/price. The product itself works BEAUTIFULLY!!!!!!!!!! I have perfect little cakes!!! The swift and winder weigh next to nothing. They are super quick to assemble and to disassemble. There is a pretty bag for storage so it's discreet when not in use. My grade = E for excellent! Thank you Peter for a wonderful product!
 
Product Reviewed: Royal Yarn Ball Winder *Heavily Discounted Price*
Hi there, this is simply the best! I just got it today and have already wound two different one pound skeins, so easy and so quick and extremely quiet! It was a little pricy for me but so well worth it and I would do it again, the best every! Thanks, Alice
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
The craftsmanship of the swift is top notch. My order arrived in a timely manner and I am very happy with my purchase.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I was thrilled to find a company here in Oregon that made yarn swifts. I don't really care for the umbrella style that you see everywhere. I was a little apprehensive about the stability of the swift staying put on the table, but felt confident in the generous return policy, so I ordered it. I received it very quickly. I LOVE it. It's easy to put together, sturdy and works awesome. I've posted pictures on Facebook for all my knitting friends to see- along with the website! Thank you for a solid product!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ Swift N Count™ YARN COUNTER- with Electronic Built-in Yarn Counter™
Works great! Easy to set up and use. The electronic counter works in both directions, which is nice. Without thinking about it, my wife went in the opposite direction as me when she tried it, but it didn't matter, it still counted the same.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
My youngest daughter bought a Mama bear yarn swift at the Black Sheep Festival in Eugene, Oregon. She allowed me to use it when I needed to. She has moved out & taken her swift & ball winder with her!:( I knit quite often 7 & was tired of hand winding yarn balls while holding skeins on my feet, so I purchased my OWN Mama Bear yarn swift & ball winder!! I love both products! Thank you Oregon Woodworker!!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
This is a wonderful product. I am the only one in my knitting group with this style of swift, but I like it better than anyone else's! It is very versitle, easy to use, and easily adaptable to any yarn "situation". This company is very reliable and great to work with. marvasister1 on ravelry
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I found this product through a google search for yarn winders. I was drawn to the swift because of the unique design (not an umbrella style), and that it is handmade and produced in America. It arrived within a few short days, and I used it immediately. I love it!!! It works great, looks great, and is very compact for storage when not in use.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
The Mama Bear Yarn Swift is beautiful and works perfectly. So much thought and good sense has gone into its design that it's a joy to use, every time. I wind my yarn by hand and am delighted with this product - so much so that now I'm ordering more for family members.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I love my Mama Bear Yarn Swift! The first time I used it, I got a huge grin on my face, it was such a pleasure and so much fun. Not to mention easy to use and SO much faster than winding by hand. I love it so much, I even took it with me on an airplane trip to my mother's so she could see it and use it. My swift is a very beautiful and useful instrument. Thank you for creating my favorite knitting accessory! --Warren Kansas City, MO
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Love the Mama Bear swift. I received it in a very timely manner, but didn't set it up right away. I had a couple of friends over this week, and we had a "winding" party. All went very well, and we all love the swift.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Fantastic! I love it. Found The Oregon Woodworker on a Ravelry forum discussion and just had to check this out for myself. I also purchased the electric ball winder and love it too. Thank you so much for the fast delivery and awesome Swift!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Growing up I had the best yarn swift in the world. My father patiently would offer his arms and we shared great stories throughout the years. I no longer have my special "swift", so I recently purchased a "Mama Bear" cherry yarn swift. It has been skillifully crafted. It operates flawlessly, quietly and smoothly, and conveniently stores in a small space. I highly recommend the investment!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I love my new swift! It arrived quickly and I put it to work right away. It is easy to use and stores neatly in the bag so it doesn't take up much space. The customer service was wonderful as well.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
My wife absolutely loves her new swift. She had received rave reviews and really wanted one. One of the best birthday presents I have given her yet!!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
The swift is beautiful, sturdy, well-made, works perfectly. I love it! I got it this morning, and used it for about an hour. It was easy to assemble, too. And--unbelievably--I ordered it on a Wednesday, it shipped on Friday, and I received it the next Monday morning! GREAT service!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
This is an absolutely ingenious product. I smile every time I take it out to use it. Smooth, fast, beautiful, efficient - I can't praise it enough. And, as others have noted, it really is a work of art, so I frequently keep it out just for display purposes. I will be sure to tell all my knitting friends about this marvel.
 
Product Reviewed: Papa Bear™ Specialty Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Absolutely happy with the product. Peter Charles is wonderful to work with and the swift runs as smooth as glass. Not one complaint!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I'm thrilled. Beautifully handcrafted, easily transportable and easily to store when not in use! Will recommend to others. Thanks!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Great investment! I immediatly put the swift (and the ball winder) to use to untangle and re-wind a few mangled skeins, and it worked smoothly and efficiently. Add to that a very nice and effective exchange of emails with the maker, and a rapid delivery, and you got a very happpy customer here.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I got my Mama Bear swift two days ago and have already wound several skeins of different yarn weights and lengths on it. It works very well, it runs smoothly and is very easy to handle. Also I love the wood and how the swift comes in its own drawstring bag. I'm really very happy to own it!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Beautiful wood,easy to assemble, and handmade in the USA. A true work of art!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Best swift ever. Yarn rarely tangles and any size skein has fit. Any table works. Best prices anywhere. Have used mine for at least 5 years and it's still in perfect condition. I always see the "accordian" ones tied together with yarn and string because the hinges break. Also the hinges grab the yarn.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
The products arrived in less than a week. The quality is very good. The swift comes in a nice cloth bag to keep all the parts together. Excellent.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
My swift and ball winder arrived yesterday; I’ve already wound eight balls of yarn with it. I’m delighted with its simplicity, small storage size, and, most importantly, of course, smooth action. My husband, who is extremely mechanically minded, was thrilled with it. As he said, “I love things that work!” Susan
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
Good quality products are always worth the little extra you might spend, but this little extra will last you a lifetime.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
This is a beautiful piece of art. The swift turns with incredible ease. The packaging is wonderful, I was not expecting it to come with such a nice storage bag.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
This is a beautiful piece of art. The swift turns with incredible ease. The packaging is wonderful, I was not expecting it to come with such a nice storage bag.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I really love this yarn swift. It works so smoothly, the yarn just flows off never getting tangled. Stores very nicely in the wool bag that is available for it.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
This is easy to assemble, smooth and effortless to operate - great product! J.McDonald Ozarks, USA
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Tried my swift last night and just love it. I read about it on ravelry.com. A+ to the ladies that told me about it.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
This is the best swift out there. To say that it works smoothly is an understatement! I have purchased 2 - one for me and one for my daughter who "borrowed" mine and strangely...never returned it! We love the Mama Bear!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I have been borrowing one from my friend. We got it at Stitches West 2 years ago and I decided it was time to get my own. I find it much more efficient then the standard accordian type and yarn does not get tangled as easily.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Mama Bear was at my door when I got home last night. I opened it this morning, put it together and wound 6 skeins of alpaca. By the second ball I almost had the rhythm and by the 6th I worked great!! The Mama Bear Swift is a work of art in itself. I'm very pleased with the quality and the dealings with The Oregon Woodworker. The Teal bag is great, too.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
The yaarn swift is simplicity itself. I tried it right after I got it, and it does a wonderful job. The ball winder needs a little care attaching it to a round table, but once attached, makes a very nice ball of yarn.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
Both the yarn swift and the ball winder are wonderful! VERY happy with the products and, just as importantly, the prompt and courteous service with which they were delivered! Thank you for making this online purchase such a successful experience!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
super easy and quick to put together. turns very smoothly. absolutely LOVE it!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
Wonderful! So simple and easy to use. I love the fact that I can use it for warping weaving projects too!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I love this swift!!! It's so much easier to use than the umbrella style swifts. Customer service was wonderful.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I just got the Mama Bear yesterday and I have already put it to good use! I love this swift! It is very easy to put together/take apart and stores easily! I will for sure reccomend this swift to my knitting friends!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
This is the smoothest moving swift that I have used. There was no catching of the yarn on the ends of the arms or collapsing of the unit. It handled different hank sizes with ease. Easy to put together and stores nicely.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
The swift was well made and easy to assemble. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to wind my skein into a center pull ball. And I was happy with the ball winder as well. I know I will get a lot of use out of the swift and ball winder and would highly recommend this product.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I received my Mamma Bear yarn swift a few days ago, and I LOVE it! I did a lot of research before purchasing this product and I am so glad that I chose this one. I really like the fact that it is made of wood. The design of this swift is ingenious - simple, efficient, and functional. I have wound up about 15-20 skeins of yarn so far. The Mama Bear has worked on all kinds and weights of yarn - from organic cotton to fuzzy acrylic. I was even able to use the Mama Bear to work with a large skein of yarn that had gotten twisted and tangled up.(The tangling had occurred a long time ago.) I am using this swift with a wooden ball winder made by Strauch Fiber. The two tools are a wonderful combination. Thank you Mama Bear! Mary-Carol Falls Church, VA
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I LOVE my yarn swift! I couldn't believe how easy it was to put together, how smoothly it worked, and how pretty it is. It's so small when taken apart--essential for my tiny apartment. And the wool bag is lovely and well-made. I couldn't be more pleased. I first saw the swifts at Stitches West but didn't stop by the booth because I didn't think I needed/wanted one (I have enough knitting stuff taking up space). After Stitches, I heard people on Ravelry talking about how great the Mama Bear is and--magic words!--that it doesn't take up much space. I was sold, but the swift surpassed my expectations.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
i love this swift! it is easy to use with great results, easy to store (although when i can, i wil leave it out just to admire it). i cannot say enough about the outstanding customer service i have received! thanks again victoria sand
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I have just ordered the swift and gotten an e-mail confirming that my order shipped in the same day! So far really good. I am looking forward to using this devise. I had gotten word from another company that the one I had ordered was back-ordered and would not be available, I sure didn't want to wait THAT long. I Googled for a yarn swift and your company came up. I do appreciate a well-made, hand-crafted item. Will let you all know how the product is when I get to use it.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
This is my first swift, BUT, I have no intentions to try another! It works perfectly and in combination with the royal ball winder, I get a perfect center pull ball every time! Lovely product for a nice price! I also upgraded to the cherry and it's beautiful.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
I received my swift and ball winder today. After 10 minutes I was up and running. In 45 minutes I had wound 2 skeins of sock yarn (approx 380 yrds apiece) and 220 yards of Cascade 220. Spins smooth and is perfectly balanced. Thanks for a wonderful product!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
I received this as a Christmas present from my husband and I have to say it was my most favorite gift by far this year! It is so easy to set up & use; winds a super-easy-to-work-with yarn ball; and then stores up again very compactly. A great product!!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Read about this swift on various onine knitting sites and people were enthusiastic. Just used it for the first time with the jumbo ballwinder and it's terrific...easy to put together, smooth spin. Very pleased.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I love my swift no more knots no more trying to con someone into holding the yarn, no more holding yarn on knees until I have cramps in my legs. This item gets two thumbs up and on top of all that it is easy to store
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
I love mine so much, that I am buying one this year for my daughter in law. Thank you to the creators of this yarn swift, and the Royal Ball winder has held up wonderfully. Cookie of cookiescreations.com
 
Product Reviewed: Royal Yarn Ball Winder *Heavily Discounted Price*
my winder was received in a very timely manner and in perfect working condition, thank you so much!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I just finished winding several hanks of lace weight merino on my new walnut Mama Bear swift! I was thrilled with the way it did not pull on the yarn - it fed the delicate yarn to the ball winder with no added tension. The walnut wood is gorgeous, and it is such a pretty contraption that I will probably leave it sitting out much of the time. The thing I like most is that you do not have to clamp it. My kitchen counters are too thick for most clamps, and the tables that are thin enough are good wood that I do not want clamped! The clamp is always the first thing that breaks, anyway. This swift is very well made, there is nothing to break, and it looks like it will last for years. I will recommend it to all my knitting friends!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
I bought my Mama Bear about a year ago and have had complement after complement about how versatile this tool is! I love how easy it is to setup, adjust to any skein length, and how compact it is to store. It's a great tool for spinning and knitting, and I'm looking forward to trying to learn to warp on it when I get a loom later this year!
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
The Mama Bear has a great design. It's sturdy, easy to assemble, use, and store in my small house. I'm delighted with it.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
Awesome swift. Easy and fun to use. Simple design and very smooth operation. I have used it on 20 or more skeins to create balls and I just love it. Pleasant appearance, it isn’t one of those medal ones that look like they came from outer-space. Wonderful product and my thanks to the Oregon Wood Workers for bring us this wonderful product. Connie Mincy
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™
I received my Mama Bear Swift today and am very pleased with it. As advertised, it is easy to assemble, easy to use, easy to store, and well made. I used to dread winding yarn, but I won't now.
 
Product Reviewed: Mama Bear™ PLUS Handcrafted Yarn Swift™ and Royal Yarn Ball Winder
I received my Mama Bear yesterday, and I'm delighted! It took me all of 10 minutes to put it together...no tools needed.
 

Peter, I just sent a link to your website to the tenth knitter I know --- maybe more. I bought my Mama Bear from you almost a year ago and have now given away the old metal/plastic swift I had previously.
I recently unraveled a coat I had made and didn't like, used the swift to make skeins, washed and drip-dried them, and then put them back on the swift to wind into balls. Made my husband's life a lot easier, he would have had very tired arms!
Thought you'd like to hear from a very, very satisfied customer.
Our knitting group bought the Mama Bear for our group leader, a wonderful French woman who is battling cancer. We presented her with the gift last night, and she was overwhelmed. We set up the swift and everyone marvelled at the ease of setup and use and the perfectly-shaped ball of yarn it wound. Thanks again for such a fabulous creation! A couple of the knitting ladies are going to buy their own, so more orders to come your way soon.
I received the Wool Ball winder fine; thank you!
I love the new Yarn Swift! It works better than the umbrella swift I'd been borrowing; I especially like the fact that your Handcrafted Yarn Swift stays set at a horizontal mode, so I can quickly finish with one skein, and load another one!
I am also very pleased with the handcraftsmanship of the Swift. It's a beautiful, high-quality addition to my spinning and weaving tools; I will treasure it for years to come! (Especially as I have been spinning for 15 years, and waiting to find just the right Swift!) Thank you again!
I just wanted to let you know how pleased I am with the mama bear swift and ball winder. Within 10 minutes of opening the box, I had wound my first skein into a lovely neat ball.

Thank you for this great product
Hello! I just wanted to let you know that I received my Mama Bear Swift yesterday, and have spent a great deal of the afternoon & evening today winding yarn! I've tried several different weights of yarn, with wonderful results - the Mama Bear is so easy to use, and smooth to operate even with "delicate" laceweight wool. I found your website by doing a Google search for yarn swifts, and liked the sturdiness of your design. I will certainly be recommending your handcrafted swifts to others, and have appreciated your attention to customer service. Thanks for a superb product!
You were right: I do love it! I wound off three skeins of silk-wool blend in 10 minutes last night, and the swift moved very smoothly. I love the fact I don't have to find a place to clamp it. I will be taking this with me to Portland, ME to the New England Textile Artists' weekend in February so watch for more orders from New England!

Marna
Thanks for the quick informative emails. It has been a pleasure to work with you. I don't have a convenient space to clamp those standard swifts, and I found the umbrella swifts that several friends use to be very user-unfriendly. I was taken by the simplicity of yours as well as the fact that it is easily taken apart and storable.

Thanks again for the great service. And I will definitely tell my guild members about it.

Gail
Delightful design, delightful deal, just plain delightful!!! A++++
Excellent item. Well crafted. Works great! Friendly seller BEST A++++
Super fast payment-Item is on the way A+++++++++++++++
Thank You Peter for the swift. It arrived yesterday and this is the first I have had a chance to get to my computer. It is really nice, clever design. Thank you again. Sudha

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