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Whirligig Shop Update - Saturday April 1st

Black Sparrow with Teal Trim

We are pleased to announce that our very first Shop Update for Whirligig will be Saturday, April 1st at 2 pm EDT. We will have a timer banner at the top of the shop. Please make sure to read the following information to ensure you are ready for the shop update.

This is where you will find the listing for the Whirligig.


Please note that there will be some assembly involved which is necessary for shipping. Our Digital Manual provides step-by-step photos and written instructions for this assembly. If you have any questions concerning the assembly that does not appear to be covered in the manual please let us know by emailing

How to Prepare for the Shop Update

  1. Make sure you have a Daedalus Shop account. If you haven't already signed up for a shop account login already on the new shop you'll want to ensure you do that ahead of time. At the top of the shop, you'll see a little person icon. Simply click on this and on the next page you'll click "Create account" to set up your account. Please ensure you fill out all the information and set up your shipping address so you don't have to worry about that later.

  2. We highly recommend you familiarize yourself with our shop. The Whirligigs will appear under a listing that will only be available on the Whirligig collection page. To access this page simply click this link.

  3. For the best shopping experience, we recommend using a device that is capable of using Apple Pay or Google Pay. These methods of payments if set up are extremely quick. We also recommend if using PayPal to ensure that you are already logged in to your PayPal account in advance.

  4. You'll want to ensure you add any additional items you'd like to purchase before the shop update. The Whirligig already comes with a wall power supply but if you prefer you can also use the Daedalus Battery pack. Anything you can prepare in advance so that you can get through checkout as quickly as possible will improve your chances of a successful purchase. There will be more Whirligigs in the future so if you miss out please stay tuned for the next batch.

  5. If you are outside the Continental United States please make sure to read about our international shipping and battery delivery. For those that are outside of the continental US, we can provide assistance with helping you find the right battery to operate your wheel.

About the Whirligig

The Whirligig, a motorized Skeiner/Swift combo, was born out of the need to continually re-skein the yarn used during the extensive Roly-Poly testing. It can create two skeins at a time at 1.5 yards or 2 yards. It can skein lace weight skeins as small as 20g through 24 oz, Bulky yarns up to 1 lb(.5kg), and everything in between. Whether you are breaking cones of yarn into hanks or winding your favorite skeins into balls, the Whirligig is the tool for you.

Cost Breakdown

Whirligig - $550

Assembly/User Manual

What's Included with your Whirligig

  • Whirligig

  • Drive Belt

  • Tension Belt

  • Rotation Counter

  • 2 mm Allen Wrench

  • 2.5 mm Allen Wrench

  • 3 mm Allen Wrench

  • 15V DC Power Supply

  • Spares (Cup Hooks & Rubber Feet)

  • Assembly/User Manual (will be digital only for the first 2 months)

Product Details

Materials: Carbon Fiber and 3D-printed ABS plastic

Dimension: 24" W x 28" H (61 W x 71 H cm)

Weight: 4.8 lbs (2.2 kg)

Skein Capacity: Holds 2 skeins at a time Yarn Capacity: Lace weight skeins as small as 20g through 24 oz, Bulky yarns up to 1 lb(.5kg), and everything in between.

Power Requirements: 15V for the Whirligig (Can Use the Daedalus Battery) and 1 AA for the Rotation Counter(one comes included)


Also don't forget that if you would like to purchase a Starling, Magpie, or Falcon we have a queue for these wheels. Simply go to their page and fill out the queue form to be on the waiting list. Wishing everyone the best of luck!

Happy Spinning!


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