Maximum yarn thickness for warping wheel?

I recently purchased a used AVL Warping Wheel.  The seller mentioned that it was good for fine yarns but may not be good to use for anything thicker than 3/2 cotton (I think that's what he said).  Has anyone else heard this or had experience with a yarn that it didn't work well for?




Posted on Sat, 09/05/2009 - 12:06

In my experience, i have used thicker yarns than 3/2. Even rayon chenille. My experience with chenille is that it's better for me to wind on spools. The chenille sometimes sticks, but with that said, it can be done just approaching it differently, slower, and a more watchful eye!

if you weight the bottom of the wheel, you will have an easier time with all yarns.