Open Source Files and a Lazy Kate
First, for those new to spinning a lazy kate is used to hold extra bobbins while plying yarn together. There are lots of DIY solutions if you just google for something like "diy lazy kate". Some people want a nicer lazy kate and below is a first pass at one.
We noticed a few issues with this prototype that would need to be addressed in a final version, but overall we are quite pleased. One nice feature of this version is a tension band. This is that black band that passes over the bobbins in the front. This prevents the bobbins from spinning out of control and causing tangles.
Anyways, we aren't sure if there would be demand for this lazy kate considering when we priced it out the selling price turned out to be $75. So we decided to ask you guys if you'd be interested in this before we finalize the design.
In other news the open source files for the EEW wheel are now available here.
No more shipments of the EEW have gone out since last week because we're waiting for more bobbin parts, but once we get those bobbins made another shipment will go out.