Schacht Whorls - Cherry Matchless
Available to pre-order
To go alongside the Schacht 50th Anniversary Cherry Matchless, the full range of Schacht whorls will also be available in matching cherry wood.
Schacht spinning wheels can use 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.) The Extra Slow and Slow Speed Whorls are excellent for really chunky low-twist yarns. A longer drive band may be needed when the slowest whorls are used.
What Whorl Do I Choose?
It depends…on your treadling rate, the fibre 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 fibre, the thicker the yarn; the smaller the whorl, the finer the fibre, 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.