SCHACHT SPINNING WHEEL CART
This is the neatest way to travel with your Schacht Matchless wheel. We’ve used special hardware in the spinning wheel legs for quick attachment and removal of rubber wheels. A wooden block inserted under the tension knob holds it place and transforms into a handle. The cart is available separately and can be added at any time.
SCHACHT OIL BOTTLE
The long needle point of our oil bottle is ideal for getting to all those hard-to-reach places on spinning wheels and other small machines. Filled with 1/2 oz. of motor oil.
NOTE: We no longer carry the clips for the oil bottles. However, if you would like to get one, check with your local hardware store for a “broom clip” or “tool clip.” If they can’t help you, try toolclip.com, item 1-B.
SCHACHT DIZZY YARN GAUGE
This magical multi-purpose tool will become an indispensable companion to both weavers and spinners. Sporting 1/2″ and 1″ measures, the Dizzy Yarn Gauge can be used as a weaver’s sett gauge or spinner’s yarn gauge, as well as a diz for making a consistent sliver for spinning.
SCHACHT THREADING HOOK
Our pear-shaped threading hook fits comfortably in the hand, has a screw eye for a hanging string, and a flexible orifice hook.
SCHACHT COLLAPSIBLE LAZY KATE
We took physics to heart when we designed this Lazy Kate. It’s built low to the ground (no tipping over during plying), has a unique tensioning feature (no more bobbin back-spinning during plying), and accommodates up to three bobbins. It can be easily disassembled, making it easy to transport or pack — no tools required! Our Kate can be used with other spinning wheel bobbins up to 7″ in length. A Collapsible Lazy Kate comes with our Matchless wheels but may be purchased separately.
For our spinning wheels we offer a wide spectrum of whorls to aid the handspinner in achieving the best spinning speed for the task at hand. A high speed bobbin is required for high speed and super high speed whorls when spinning in double drive. (High speed bobbins are not required for Scotch tension mode.)
What Whorl Do I Choose?
It depends…on your treadling rate, the fiber you’re spinning, and the type of yarn you want. There are no hard and fast rules about whorls. What is important is that you choose a whorl that helps your wheel do as much of the work for you as possible. In general: the bigger the whorl, the coarser the fiber, the thicker the yarn; the smaller the whorl, the finer the fiber, the smaller the yarn.
What Whorls Do I have?
Each new wheel comes with a medium and a fast speed whorl. If you don’t know what size whorls you have, download this ruler to help measure your whorls.