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Old 01-21-2006, 01:29 PM   #25
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Oooh, congratulations Wabbit, Lendrums are fantastic! I have a friend who just got that wheel.

Make sure your break tension (the turny knob with the fishing line wrapped around it, assuming it has that feature) isn't too tight. I once sat down to help a friend who was struggling to learn to spin, and turned out her break tension was so tight that no spinner could spin on her wheel! It should be just tight enough that the yarn is pulled gently into the flyer. If it's being pulled firmly in, that's way too tight, and your yarn will be far more likely to break and get sucked in.
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