The Paradise Fibers Universal Scotch Tension Kit is designed specifically for the Ashford E-Spinner, but can be used to upgrade and replace the Scotch Tension system on any wheel.
There is enough Nylon and Hemp Drive Band to use all of one from the tension knob to the metal eye, or to use half Nylon and half Hemp. It is up to you how you decide to set it up; however, we typically recommend using all of one or the other.
Paradise Fibers Universal Scotch Tension Kit includes:
- Hemp Brake Band - 1 meter
- Nylon Brake Band - 1 meter
- Common / standard springs for scotch tension - x 2
Attachment: Attaches to tension knob and metal eye, with either Hemp or Nylon stretching across the bobbin.
Compatibility: Designed specifically for Ashford E-Spinner, but is compatible with any wheel using scotch tension.
"Scotch tension works generally the same on most wheels. There is a string that goes over the large flange of the bobbin attached to a spring that allows for looser or tighter tension controlled by a tension peg.
This tension peg enables you to elongate or compress the spring. With the spring stretched there is more tension on the bobbin which provides a stronger pull on the yarn to draw on the bobbin.
When the spring is compressed, the take-up will be less and more twist will build up before the bobbin draws on the yarn. If your yarn is drifting apart, you want more twist. If it is getting kinked, you want less twist.
Elongate the spring more and more (adding more tension) as the bobbin fills with more yarn. This helps to keep a similar tension throughout the bobbin. This only requires small increases in tension. I usually give the knob a little turn each time I get to the last hook on my flyer."