Has bobbinating your embroidery floss always been a pain? Do your strands get tangled? Does bobbinating (the act of winding your embroidery floss on a bobbin) take f o r e v e r to do?
We have felt your pain and unknotted so many knots. (And so many more knots have not been unknotted.) So we found a 3D printed solution! Nerdfelt has partnered with Karadactyl Designs to bring you the first (that we know of) floss swift & floss winder set to the embroidery world! You will also receive an instruction page with tips and troubleshooting.
There are multiple colors available, dependent on what colors we currently have printed. If a color you want is currently unavailable, you can join the waitlist to receive an email when it’s back in stock. We will also use this waitlist to determine what colors to print next.
Just like a yarn swift, this floss swift holds your skein of floss while you wind it onto your bobbin. It is the perfect circumference for standard skein sizes. As you pull the floss to the bobbin, the swift will spin and prevent your floss from tangling.
The traditional floss winders require you to turn a handle as you go. While this certainly works, it can take a long time if you have a lot of floss to bobbinate! Many people have found a solution by taking these winders apart and attaching it to their electric drills. (We’ve done the same.) While this works, it also requires a drill chuck to latch onto the winder attachment. We have eliminated the need for a chuck by emulating a standard hex drill bit. With the inclusion of two different-sized pins, the winder can also accommodate many different plastic and cardboard bobbin sizes!
We now also have a separate winder for thicker bobbins. If you have a 3mm thick bobbin (particularly custom made ones) please order the 3mm option. If you’re not sure which one to purchase, please write to us using the contact page.
If you purchase a swift and a winder together, you will also receive a Cross Stitch Gauge Card for free!
As these items are made of plastic and metal, we are also proud to say that 100% of our packaging materials for these products are made from recyclable paper/cardboard.
Please note that if you purchase any of these items along with other items in the shop, there will be additional shipping as these will be shipped directly from our “3D Printing Division” — Karadactyl Designs HQ!