Winder and swift in action

This morning I mended my swift. It required hemp twine, pva glue and a piece of a wooden coffee stirrer (courtesy of First Great Western Trains). The stirrer acts as a splint and the twine secures the pieces together with the help of the glue. I also reinforced two old repairs with glue and twine, so I’m hoping that it’s fairly robust now:

Splint in place and  the beginnings of the repair

Splint in place and the beginnings of the repair

All mended

All mended

And so this is what the complete set-up looks like, with a hank on the swift and some of the yarn transferred onto the winder:

The complete set up

The complete set up

And, by special request, here it is in action (excuse the wobbles):

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