Tonight I was spinning some fiber into yarn and then I decided to go ahead and ply the two yarns together. I was in the middle of plying when the leather cord that holds one of my treadles, literally, ripped apart. Oh no! I was in a panic...I ran into the garage and found the flax twine and repaired my wheel. I am beginning to wonder about the quality of the cords on my wheel. I had to replace the flax twine with a cotton cord, aka cooking cotton twine and now this leather cord died. Pretty soon, I will have replaced all strings and cords on this thing. I am thinking the other leather cord is going to be replaced by the flax twine as well. I will save myself the agony of it breaking in the middle of plying or spinning.