Golding Lazy Kate I
The Golding Lazy Kate I is an accessory tool designed and handcrafted by Tom for the sole purpose of plying yarn spun from a drop spindle. Ball bearings in the thimbles make for smooth and easy plying.
Made of beautiful select walnut, this unique tool can be purchased as a 2 ply or 3 ply model. The Lazy Kate comes with plying rods that yarn from a drop spindle can effortlessly be slipped onto for plying. All the Lazy Kate parts (plying rods & plying eye) can be neatly stored in the walnut base for a compact tool. When not in use the Golding Lazy Kate I makes an attractive spindle stand for your drop spindles.
2 ply Golding Lazy Kate I
Please Note: International Shipping may require additional charges
|3 ply Golding Lazy Kate I
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Plying with the 2 ply Lazy Kate
|Step 1: Remove plying rods and plying eye from the walnut base and place in appropriate holes as shown
|Step 2: Place the end of your drop spindle directly onto the pointed tip of the plying rod and slide the cop (spun yarn) down the rod.
|Step 3: Draw the yarns from each plying rod through the plying eye. Using your drop spindle ply the yarns together in the opposite direction that the single yarns were spun.
Please Note: All 3" and 3 1/2" Golding Ring Spindles are designed to fit into the Golding Lazy Kate thimbles and can be used instead of the plying rods for plying. Simply spin up your single yarns using your Golding RingSpindles, then insert a spindle into each of the thimbles and ply as above.
The 2" and 2 3/4" Golding RingSpindles (having 3/16" and 5/16" shafts,) do not fit into the thimbles. An "Adapter Kit" is available that includes thimble adapters, and walnut plying rods that match the diameters of the respective spindles shafts.
bronze thimble adapters pictured above
LAZY KATE APAPTER KITS
Bronze Adapter Kit