Detta's Spindle

spinning wheels

Schacht Spindle Company

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We've noticed that something strange seems to happen when people who haven't met the Schacht wheels before sit down to try one. Their eyes glaze over, their faces take on a dreamy look.... I guess I understand. These are very smooth and responsive wheels that will work along with you as your skills grow and your goals expand.



The Schacht Sidekick

* 13.75" drive wheel
*Double treadle
* Scotch tension
* Ratios 4.25-15.25:1
* Orifice diameter: 3/8"
* Orifice height: 25"
* Bobbin: 3"x4.5" (comes with 3)
* Threading hook
* Carry strap
* Weight: 13 lbs.

Sidekick, standard flyer, 3 bobbins $887.00
Sidekick W/O (no flyer, bobbins, whorls) $758.00
Sidekick Bulky Flyer Package $295.95



The original Schacht

Matchless Spinning Wheel double-treadle $1263.00
single-treadle $1242.00

Bulky Flyer Plyer Head $295.95


* 19.5" drive wheel
* Double drive / Scotch tension
* Orifice diameter: 3/8"
* Orifice height: 28"
* Bobbin: 3"x4.5"
* Weight: Single 16 lbs.  Double 17 lbs.

Single-treadle wheel features one wide treadle that can be used with either foot, or both if you choose.

Crafted from hard maple with walnut accents. Hand rubbed Danish oil finish.

Non-marring adjustable rubber feet.

Our prices include the spinning wheel, two whorls giving ratios of 9:1 to 15.5:1, lazy kate with tensioning feature, four bobbins, threading hook, carrying strap, and delivery.

Comes assembled and ready to spin. All you need to do is attach the treadle.



Bulky Flyer Plyer Head
for Matchless or Ladybug $295.95

Features include a 7/8" orifice, large capacity bobbin (about 8-oz), sliding flyer hooks with incremental stops, and large round guide hooks. The Bulky Plyer Flyer Package comes with its own special front maiden, bulky flyer, and bulky bobbin. It uses the whorls that are with the standard flyer.

The bulky bobbins fit on the Ladybug Lazy Kate. The new Matchless Lazy Kate holds three bulky bobbins: $65.95

Bulky bobbin, maple: $58.50


 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. 16" diameter drive wheel.

Whorl Ratios
slow       5:1 & 6:1
medium 7:1 & 9:1
fast  10-1/2:1 & 12-1/2:1
high  14:1 & 16:1

Schacht Ladybug


Ladybug lazy kate $42.50
Bulky Flyer Plyer pkg $295.95
Bulky bobbin $58.50
Drive band (black poly) $7.95

Bobbin, standard or high-speed $39.95
Travel Bobbin (dark brown plastic ends) $31.95

Extra Slow Speed Whorl 4:1, 4.5:1 $31.50
Slow Speed Whorl 6:1, 7.5:1 $27.50
Medium Speed Whorl 9:1, 11:1 $27.50
Fast Speed Whorl 13:1, 15.5:1 $27.50
*High Speed Whorl 17.5:1, 19.5:1 $27.50
*Super High Speed Whorl  18.5:1, 22:1  $27.50 Not recommended for the Ladybug or Sidekick

*Schacht recommends using a high-speed bobbin with these whorls.

Lazy Kate (Matchless), tensioned, new larger size holds three standard or bulky bobbins (bobbins not included) $65.95
Lazy Kate bobbin shaft (replacement rods, wood) $5.00/each
Schacht spinning wheel drive bands, cotton $7.50/pkg of 3
Ladybug drive band, black poly $7.95
Brake band & spring for scotch tension $5.75
Spinning Wheel Cart $71.95
Spinning Wheel Oil Bottle (Refillable with motor oil) $10.95
Threading Hook $11.50

Accessories for the cherry Matchless wheels:
Cherry bobbin, standard or high speed $49.50
Matchless bulky plyer flyer, cherry $275.00
Bulky bobbin, cherry $63.50
Cherry whorls (slow, high speed, super high speed $32.50
Cherry whorl (extra slow) $35.50
Spinning wheel cart, cherry $79.00

Hex key 5mm $4.50

Prices include shipping unless otherwise specified

Reeves spinning wheels are back in production, this time coming from the workshop of
Schacht Spindle Company!   How lucky can we be?

Schacht-Reeves 24" Saxony

24" Ash Saxony single-treadle $1066.00
24" Ash Saxony double-treadle $1220.00
24" Cherry Saxony single-treadle $1323.00
24" Cherry Saxony double-treadle $1513.00

Ratios (approx): 7, 11, 12, 15:1
Optional high-speed whorl ratios: 17:1, 20:1
Double drive & scotch tension modes
3/8" orifice

Comes with 3 bobbins, 2 whorls, lazy kate, threading hook. Finished with a hand-rubbed Danish oil

Prices include delivery within the continental U.S.




30" Saxony

30" Ash Saxony single-treadle $1307.00
30" Ash Saxony double-treadle $1472.00
30" Cherry Saxony single-treadle $1543.00
30" Cherry Saxony double-treadle $1765.00

Ratios (approx): 9, 14, 15, 18:1
Optional high-speed whorl ratios: 21:1, 24:1
Double drive & scotch tension modes
3/8" orifice

Comes with 3 bobbins, 2 whorls, lazy kate, threading hook. Finished with a hand-rubbed Danish oil

Prices include delivery within the continental U.S.


Accessories for Schacht-Reeves wheels
Bobbin:   Ash $38.50  Cherry $44.95
High-speed whorl:  Ash $29.00  Cherry $30.00
Threading hook: $13.00 Ash or Cherry
Lazy kate:  Ash $65.00  Cherry $79.00


Spinning Wheel Oil  $10.95

Dizzy Yarn Gauge $21.95

Use as weaver's sett gauge, spinner's yarn gauge, or diz.


Baby Wolf

The Baby Wolf, a 25" folding design, is only one of Schacht's many fine looms. If you are interested in weaving, you owe it to yourself to check out the Schacht line. We'll be happy to supply you with information on looms from 25" to 6' wide. The Wolf looms come assembled. If you're in the area, stop in and try weaving on our Baby Wolf.

 Detta's Spindle

209 9th St NW
Buffalo, MN 55313    
Phone 763-682-4389