#fiberark2021 · #spin15aday2021 · spinning wheel maintenance/repair kit

#spin15aday2021 post no. 6

To keep your spinning wheels operating smoothly, keep a spinning wheel maintenance/repair kit on hand.

With our weekly virtual Maker’s Meetup on zoom, the group has had a chance to meet other spinners from across the states and countries that normally would not happen. The one positive from a 21st century pandemic!

Susan Makuka, @fairygodspinner on Instagram, is one of those spinner’s that has joined the meetups from New Jersey.  She’s holds a Certificate of Excellence in Spinning and is heavy into her local guild.

I asked Susan what would make up a good spinning maintenance/repair kit and this is what she suggested:

  • Instructions for your particular spinning wheel
  • Drive Band (cotton or poly)
  • Cotton Q-tips
  • Cotton Rags
  • Paper Towel
  • Footman Connectors (leather or poly)
  • Scotch tension line
  • Bee’s wax
  • Oil (sewing machine)
  • Screw drivers
  • Tweezers
  • Set of fine picks
  • Screws
  • O-rings
  • Orifice hook
  • Tension springs
  • Flyer hooks
  • Brake band
  • Eye hooks
  • Any other items specific to your wheel
An extensive list that you can pull together from what you have on hand and find a pretty container or bag to hold it all.   Keep a list of the items you are missing and as you are out on errands you can complete your kit.
Now you will be ready for any spinning event, for yourself or maybe come to the rescue of another spinner in need!
Until next time, spin on…

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