Schacht Spinning Wheels 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 several factors… 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, click here to help measure your whorls:
What wheel do you spin on? Here are your whorl choices for the Ladybug, Matchless, Flatiron and Sidekick (Schacht-Reeves Saxony Whorls Below):
Extra Slow Speed Whorl (not recommended for Sidekick wheel) Slow Speed Whorl Medium Speed Whorl Fast Speed Whorl High Speed Whorl Super High Speed Whorl
SCHACHT-REEVES Wheels: In addition to the fast and medium whorls included with each Schacht-Reeves wheel, they also offer slow speed, high speed, and super high speed whorls. Ratios are listed below. For the Schacht-Reeves wheels, Whorls are available in ash and cherry - they will be the options starting with SR.
Choose your model, style and wood type from drop down box at upper right.
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