You've always wanted to spin - right? Now's your chance. The Schacht Company produces handmade, one at a time, spinning wheels. Elegant, well-made, heirloom quality wheels that are based on classic methods but made with modern life in mind. We carry three wheels, sometimes four. The standard wheels are the Schacht Double Treadle, the Ladybug, the Sidekick and the special edition Schacht Maple Double Treadle, which we order every year and run out of almost immediately!
The Details on each wheel type!
Ladybugs are made by hand, and are currently selling more quickly then we can have them made.
The Ladybug Spinning Wheel is friendly to entry-level spinners, easy to treadle, easy to take with you, and& as cute as a bug! The Ladybug has the characteristic solid Schacht construction and its unique design is both functional and charming. Designed-in carrying handles in the legs and light weight make the Ladybug easy to pick up and transport. An optional attached tensioned Lazy Kate integrates into the front leg and makes it easy to take along, too!
The Ladybug Spinning Wheel uses Scotch tension, and can also be used in double drive mode. The Ladybug comes with medium and fast flyer whorls; the slow and high speed whorls can also be used for a wide range of ratios.
Included with each Schacht Ladybug Spinning Wheel are a poly drive band, threading hook, three bobbins, medium and fast whorls, and double drive band. Each Ladybug Spinning Wheel is unique - somewhere on your wheel is your very own Ladybug pal.
The Matchless Spinning Wheel is the most responsive spinning wheel available today. Whether you choose single treadle or double treadle action, you'll appreciate our wheels' matchless capabilities.
Included with each wheel: 4 bobbins, fast and medium speed whorls, a threading hook, our tensioned, collapsible Lazy Kate, and a carrying strap.
The Schacht Matchless Spinning Wheel offers double drive, Scotch tension, and bobbin-lead modes of operation. Wheels come with two flyer whorls (medium and fast); four additional flyer whorls offer spinning ratios from 4:1 to 22:1.
The 19.5" drive wheel and flyer shaft are supported by self-aligning bronze bearings for precise action. Each flyer is individually balanced and the bobbins and flyer whorls are trued on center for long and superior service.
The matchless comes in two versions: the classic maple and the special edition Cherry Wheel, which is made once a year and has limited production.
The Sidekick is Schacht's newest spinning wheel. She's designed to fold easily, yet be a solid spinner. Here are some of the Sidekick‰ۡó»s features:
Folds to 21.5" h x 8.25" w x 15" d.
Integrated storage of bobbins, flyer, and whorls for transport.
Lightweight at 13 pounds.
13.75" drive wheel allows for ratios from 4.25 to 13.75:1.
Long, comfortable treadles.
Uses the same bobbins, whorls, and flyer as the Schacht Matchless and Ladybug wheels.
25" orifice height for comfortable spinning.
Employs Scotch tension with precise control knob.
The drive wheel spins on ball bearings. The flyer turns on self-aligning bearings.
Drive band tension adjuster allows for all whorls to be used with one drive band.
The Sidekick comes with 3 travel bobbins, fast and medium