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Flatiron Spinning Wheel

SKU: FI8801


This double-treadle wheel ships flat-packed for spinners to assemble with flyer on the right or the left.

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The Flatiron Spinning Wheel rises from a flat-packed box much like Boulder’s iconic Flatirons tilted up from a once-horizontal position. The elegant design of the formed maple ply body calls upon the same drama that makes the Flatirons so striking. This unique Saxony-style wheel is anything but traditional, much like the Schacht’s hometown of Boulder, Colorado.

The superb Flatiron Spinning Wheel is customizable; you can build it with either the flyer on the left or the right. With self-aligning bearings in the maidens, and a fully adjustable drive wheel, the whole system is sure to spin true. The clever quick-release lever makes changing out bobbins trouble-free.

The Flatiron Spinning Wheel can be set up in all three tension systems  (Scotch tension, double drive, and bobbin lead). The Flatiron comes with medium and fast whorls; the extra slow, slow, high, and super high speed whorls can also be used for a wide range of rations.

Included acccessories: poly drive band, threading hook, 3 travel bobbins, medium and fast whorls, and a double drive band.

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Treadle Design Double Treadle
Drive Band Systems
  • Scotch Tension
  • Double Drive
  • Bobbin Lead
Orifice Height 26″
Orifice Diameter .375
Bobbin Size and Weight 3″ x 4.5″; 3.5oz.
Threading Hook .5oz.
Weight 15 lbs.
Shipping Weight 23 lbs.
Shipping Size 28″ x 28″ x 9″


Product Number

Product Name


WS6708 Extra Slow Speed Whorl 4.6:1 and 5.2:1
WS6704 Slow Speed Whorl 6.8:1 and 8.5:1
WS6706 Medium Speed Whorl 10.4:1 and 12.4:1
WS6707 Fast Speed Whorl 15:1 and 17.4:1
WS6705 High Speed Whorl 20:1 and 25.2:1
WS6709 Super High Speed Whorl 21.2:1 and 26.1:1


  • 3 travel bobbins
  • medium and fast whorls
  • orifice hook
  • cotton and poly drive bands
  • manual

Accessories Available:

  • Schacht Tensioned Lazy Kate
  • Bulky Plyer Flyer
  • Extra slow, slow, high speed, and super high speed whorls

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Flatiron assembly manual (serial FI 100316 or higher)

Flatiron assembly manual (serial FI 093016 or lower)


Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 28 × 28 × 9 in