August 05, 2008

Is it a swiftor wool winder?Or what is it and how do I use it?



I've been given the above and told it is a wool winder or swift. Is it and how do I put it together and use it please?
thanks

8 comments:

bea said...

Hmm.....it looks like a pasta dryer to me, I could be wrong tho!

maylin said...

Looks more like a mug tree to me...
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Blue Witch said...

That looks *exactly* like my pasta dryer (for drying hoome-made pasta dough). Exactly. Therefore methinks... ;)

Jo said...

Hi Amber all the bits in the cross with holes in need to be facing upwards, with the pegs in then you put the skein around it,I've never seen a pasta dryer, it just looks like both the wooden cross bars need to be turned around so all the holes face up!

Artis-Anne said...

I am sure Jo has it right although it could be multi functioal ;)

Bajanknitter said...

http://thecookskitchen.com/browse_3240

take a look at this link you will see.

Dez Crawford said...

That looks exactly like the candle-dryer my delightful hippie neighbor had back in the 70s.

She made handmade soaps and hand-dipped candles, which she sold in shops. She made the candles two at a time and hung them on just such a rack between dippings.

Dez Crawford said...

P.S. I noticed awhile back that you were interested in selling or trading come of your needles. Go to: www.gingerknits.com

She makes bangle bracelets form the plastic ones. Maybe she will be interested.

Do you still have any old Aero straights? I love those and would be interested in a trade.