Ashford Ball Winder (standard )



Wind small to really large balls of yarn quickly and effortlessly with these amazing, simple-to-use Ball Winders.

Standard ball winder Features

Wind really large balls up to 500gm (17½ozs)
Wind balls both clockwise and anti-clockwise
8mm (5/16in) yarn guide
Mounted on rubber feet
Includes one table clamp
Net weight 1.5kg (3.3lbs)
Manufactured from beautiful native New Zealand Silver Beech hardwood with a lacquered finish,assembled.

NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE E-ball winder Features:

Wind really large balls up to 500gm (17½ozs)
Infinitely variable speed
Wind balls both clockwise and anti-clockwise
Soft start allows you to control the yarn as it starts to wind onto the cone
Instant stop when you need it
Foot switch for better control of your yarn included
8mm (5/16in) yarn guide
Mounted on rubber feet, one clamp included
Powerful 12v 2.0-amp DC motor drives balanced cone assembly
12v mains power cord included
Size 30 x 20 x 28cm (12 x 8 x 11ins)
Net weight 2.5kg (5.5lbs)
Manufactured from beautiful native New Zealand Silver Beech hardwood with a lacquered finish, assembled
Optional extra: 12 volt car cord enables you to wind balls away from mains power

Shipping & Policies

Shipping from Canada

Processing time

1-4 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.


Reviews (5)


Love the e-winder that I bought from ThreeFathomFibre. It’s a great product and the quality is outstanding. The owner of ThreeFathom Fibre was excellent in answering my questions and getting back to me in a timely manner.

Perfect manual ball winder! I much prefer it to the gear-style ones - it's very quiet, and doesn't vibrate like my gear-style one. I was able to wind a massive 12 ounce cake, and it could have handled more.

The quality of the item is excellent but I feel I was misled as to what the product was. The owner was very pleasant to deal with and I was very impressed with the shipping. However she didn’t respond to my last messages.

Truly worth every penny!! This unit is crafted from beautiful wood that will last a lifetime. Its appearance is sleek and smooth with no rough edges. The "plug and play" feature of this machine means it is intuitive to use and you'll be winding cakes within minutes of unboxing. And its quiet!! I couldn't get over how quiet and effortless it was to operate. The presence of the foot peddle means hands-free operation and immediate control of speed/off/on. The short YouTube video leaves you with no questions as to how to operate the winder. It occupies pride-of-place in my knitting room. TIP: when the machine is set at its slowest speed, it is virtually off. Begin winding with the indicator knob set at the 8 o'clock position. It will always start slowly and work up to speed so you never have to worry about it going too fast.

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