Schacht Spinning Wheel Whorls
Schacht offers a wide spectrum of whorls to aid the handspinner in achieving the best spinning speed for the task at hand.
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. These measure 3" and 2 3/8" in diameter. These are the two whorls in the lower left of the photo. Schacht offers two higher speed whorls and two slower speed whorls.
Please note that you will need a high speed bobbin if you want to use either high speed or super high speed whorls when spinning in double drive. High speed bobbins are not required for Scotch tension mode.