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« on: February 12, 2007 08:21:19 PM »

I have a Babe Production DT, and I'm constantly having to stop the wheel and hand-wind the fiber onto the bobbin.  I've tried everything from playing with the tension to treadling differently, but the fiber just twists and coils and refuses to go anywhere.  Is there anything that I may be missing or could do?

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2007 09:17:42 PM »

check to make sure your brake is tight enough and connected to the bobbin correctly.  Also make sure your yarn isn't too thick to go through the orifice.
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2007 03:40:20 AM »

Yes, make sure the brake tension is tight enought to allow the take up.  Also, I had a defective bobbin and it wouldn't take up the yarn at all.  I thought it was me, but changing bobbins solved the problem.  So you might want to try with a different bobbin to be sure.
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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2007 11:23:31 AM »

That's it!  I pulled it as tight as I could and angled it away from me.  Works like a charm now!  Thanks!
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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2007 01:06:12 PM »

Glad you found the problem - I made a mistake setting my wheel up when I first started and was devasted, thinking it won't work. In the end it was such a simple thing... Smiley
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