Kromski Lazy Kates

Plying your hand spun is the perfect way to achieve a balanced, usable yarn and how well you ply your singles makes all the difference to your final yarn. The best way to hold the bobbins while plying is to use a Lazy Kate. If you want to make more than a three fold yarn you will need an additional Kate.

Kromski Lazy Kates are available in two styles, traditional vertical or arched. Both are supplied with the capability for braking the bobbins to prevent bobbin over run and both brake systems utilise a spring for perfect control. The steel bobbin support rods are strong and have a bent over end to stop them wandering out of the holes while you ply. Both styles of Kate are available in standard Kromski finishes – Clear, Walnut or Mahogany, as well as unfinished. We can also provide a bespoke finish to suit you.

Note – these Kates will also work well with many other popular makes such as Ashford (standard) bobbins among others. I can check for you before you buy if you contact me with the dimensions of your bobbins.

Kromski Arched Lazy Kate

The arched Kate braking system uses a hemp band and spring which is tightened using a peg in the frame, just like the Scotch tension set up on the wheels. The design of the arch is not only decorative but highly functional and efficient. The non-glued construction is tight and secure, and can be dissembled for storage. The ends of the pegs are unpolished and could be glued for permanence.

Shown here in standard Clear finish, also available from stock in Walnut, Mahogany finish and natural bare wood. All finishes £34.50 each. Natural bare wood £32 each.

Kromski arched braked lazy Kate (1024x786)

Kromski Vertical Lazy Kate

The vertical style also uses a hemp band for braking and needs to wind through the bobbins in an ‘S’ shape to make good contact with all the bobbins. Tension is controlled by turning the top bar, which should always be free to rotate – do not glue this! The base is thick and sturdy so it won’t topple over in use.

Shown here in standard Clear finish, also available from stock in Walnut, Mahogany finish and natural bare wood. All finishes £34.50 each. Natural bare wood £32 each.

Kromski vertical lazy Kate, brakedShown below complete with bobbins, to illustrate proportions. Please note the Kates are not supplied with bobbins. Extra bobbins are available, see Accessories.

Kromski arched lazy kate with bobbins

Kromski vertical lazy Kate with bobbins (877x1024)

Both styles of Kate are available in standard Kromski finishes – Clear, Walnut or Mahogany, as well as unfinished. We can also provide a bespoke finish to suit you.

For any further information, phone 01558 650760 or contact us through the form here.

Fine lace thread, two fold merno, spun and plied on Kromski Symphony.