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« on: January 11, 2012 12:45:20 PM »

HI all
I was hoping some one might help me with my new wheel Iv been spinning for a while on my drop spindle and have tones of beautifull roving so im sure yhou can imagin how delighted I was to recive a spinning wheel for Yule!
It is much quicker and I love it but I mostly use thick chunky and extra chunky yarn and Im having rediculouse dificulty with it over spinning  it seems I do 2 peddles or so and then have to park n drive but my arms wont reach the end of the spin Iv got all the setting set right I think im afraid that its the wheel itself please any body know what Im doing wrong how I can possibly keep up with the wheel whilst making fat yarn?

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2012 01:18:59 PM »

What type of wheel? Is it a single drive w/scotch tension, or a double drive?  The brand might even help us out solving your problem! Don't get to frustrated yet.  Sounds like your take up or break tension isn't tight enough.  but I can't be sure without more info.

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« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012 12:00:01 PM »

You need to treadle more slowly and set your wheel so the take up on the bobbin is quicker.


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