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Lazy Kate
... In spinning, a lazy kate is a device used to hold one or more spools or bobbins in place while the yarn on them is manipulated ... Typically, a lazy kate consists of multiple rods and come with bobbins that fit onto them ... Tensioned lazy kates have a band that loops over the bobbins to prevent the spools from spinning freely ...

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