Most hand-dyed and handspun yarns come in a loop called a hank or skein. This loop allows you to see the yarn better for dyeing but is difficult (truly near impossible) to work directly off of without winding it into a ball or cake. I’ll do this for you (cake) for $5/skein. If you are ordering multiples but only want one done please specify which skein. Winders and swifts can be relatively inexpensive, I do not sell them but highly recommend the Stanwood for both. Maybe someday I'll be able to sell fiber tools too!!! Thanks for your support.