umbrella swifts

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Scope note
Portable and collapsable frames, typically made of wood, designed to help wind/unwind skeins of yarn during the hand-spinning and weaving processes. This type of swift is equipped with various umbrella-like ribs that expand and/or fold in to accomodate variously sized yarn skeins.
umbrella swifts
Accepted term: 13-May-2024