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Cedar Yarn/Thread Holder

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Solid Cedar Yarn / Thread Holder. This piece of Cedar came from a small mill in E. Texas and is some of the most attractive Cedar I've seen. This piece is very highly figured and most unusual in grain pattern. This unit needs a owner that appreciates the unique grain pattern of this piece.

All measurements are approximate and do not attempt to be exact. As with all the units we build, these are "one of a kind". No two trees are exactly alike and neither are most any two pieces of wood. I think my job, as a 'sawdust maker' is to highlight those differences and make each piece as different from all others as possible. The pictures you see are the actual unit that will be shipped.

The post overall from the base surface is 7 5/8" The base is 4 1/2" wide & 1 1/2" thick. Post diameter is 5/8". The post is turned to accept tubes and cones of yarn as well as balls. The large hole in the bottom is for assembly purposes. The top of the post is shaped for easy finger grip to pick up & carry the unit. Because the two parts of the base are connected by the swivel mechanism, the unit can be carried by one hand while the yarn is still mounted. The post unscrews from the base to allow for more compact storage of the unit.

There are four dark colored felt feet. There are four feet for stability of the unit in use and to prevent damage to any fine smooth surface the unit may be placed upon. The finish is crystal clear acrylic for durability.

The way the yarn feeds from the outside of the ball eliminates twisting of the thread that can often be a problem.

The post is secured to the rotating portion of the plate via a 1/4" threaded steel rod. This allows the ordering of additional posts of various widths and/or heights as accessories at any time. Accessory posts would most often be made using Birch Dowels. There is a "Mini Swift Kit" available as an accessory for this unit that handles skeins of yarn up to 48" circumference.

The swivel mechanism is a steel ball bearing "lazy susan". Because the lazy susan uses steel ball bearings sandwiched between two steel plates, the spinning of an empty holder can seem to be a loud rotation. However, I am told by knitters, that the noise is very acceptable, even desirable, at knitting speeds.

Yarn / Thread is for display only. Not included with the unit when shipped.


Cedar Yarn/Thread Holder


  • Handmade item
  • Materials: steel screws, steel ball bearing swivel mechanism, clear acrylic finsih, threaded steel rod, felt pad feet, Cedar Wood
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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