We loved Jan H’s glitter drive band on her electric spinner. It was really fun. You can try different twines and yarns on your spinning wheel to see which ones work the best. Stretchy bands are popular but you have to be confident attaching them to get the rubber to glue together. They do not always adjust with the same precision as a string band but they provide a reliable band for lots of the same sort of yarn or bulkier yarns. You can see how evenly Jan’s glitter band is spinning. You can use cotton yarn, string, some jewellery twine, builder’s line. Pays to play around sometimes to get the right drive band for your purposes and a little bit of superglue on the knot will stop it coming adrift. The video gives you sensible advice for fitting drive bands and some ideas as to what to use. A good drive band will make a difference and you need to replace them , especially if you are using your wheel a lot. The other thing you might need as a beginner are a few tips about getting your wheel to behave itself. Bluprint has a few usefuls tips.