Here is Will Taylor's Clever Kate! This photo came from the latest issue of Spin Off (Summer 2007) Magazine. Carolina Homespun offered this Kate in their latest AD on page 63. Check out www.carolinahomespun.com.
Will Taylor and Kate Campbell Taylor put together "Spinning at the Winery" together with Treadles and Threads Guild. Here is Will at the winery 2007 holding his Clever Kate. Note the cones of yarn on the Kate. Someone at the winery was using the Cleaver Kate to cord yarn. ...Another job for Kate....
You can use it for plying your hand spun. That is what the Cleaver Kate was designed for in the first place. I was staying at the Taylors in 2006 when Will came out of his wood working shop with this new piece of equipment. He said Judith MacKenzie wanted a Kate to take on her travels. Will created this one which has rods which can be slipped from their position and snapped into a slot for save keeping in your suitcase.
You all have seen my Fancy Kate which I blogged about earlier this year. It has a 6 ply ability.
Will's wonderful wood world is always an interesting subject for my blog.