I have recently purchased an Ashford Traditional Wheel and assembled it. I’ve placed the DD belt around the wheel, whorl, then the wheel again and under the bobbin and attached it with a square knot. Is this correct?

Yes, you are correct. The result is the bobbin rotates faster than the flyer due to the smaller whorl on the bobbin. When drafting the yarn, the drive cord slips in the bobbin whorl, but when you release the tension on the yarn, the bobbin accelerates to the speed it is being driven and pulls the yarn onto itself. To vary the pull on the yarn, loosen or tighten the belt tension.

Jan 12, 2017 | Posted by in | Comments Off on I have recently purchased an Ashford Traditional Wheel and assembled it. I’ve placed the DD belt around the wheel, whorl, then the wheel again and under the bobbin and attached it with a square knot. Is this correct?