swifts

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Scope note
Wheels for winding yarn or thread typically consisting of an expandable cage that swivels on a verical shaft and a finial cup, designed to be free standing on its own legs, attachted to the lids of sewing baskets or designed to be clamped on to the edge of a table. A skein of yarn is placed over the cage and turned, swiveling to order to wind a neat ball of yarn.
swifts
Accepted term: 15-Jul-2024