Umbrella Swifts


Our umbrella swifts are made from birch in two sizes.

The larger No. 60C for large skeins, and the most popular, smaller No. 61C, for average sized skeins.

The Umbrella Swift is a wonderful accessory for anyone involved in a yarn craft. It takes the chore of holding a skein of yarn under tension so that you can unravel it easily to wrap your yarn into a ball.

Glimåkra Umbrella Swifts are quality products, made by craftsmen in Sweden.


  • Large Size – Adjustable circumference from 12″ to 100″
  • Birch Wood – finished in traditional Skandinavian style
  • Holds skeins up to two pounds and 100″ in circumference
  • Attaches to most tables, shelf or counter
  • Folds away when not in use
  • Can be used in conjunction with a ball winder

Umbrella Swifts

It is Cumbria Wool Gathering Weekend (! So any orders placed between 4pm Thurs June 20th and 4pm Mon 24th June won’t get posted out until Tues 25th June. I will however post them out 1st class.

The shop in Reeth will also be closed during this period.

Sorry for any inconvenience caused and thank you for supporting this small business.

Best Wishes
Sara x