Schacht Spinning Wheels
Schacht spinning wheels allows you to spin the yarn of your choice. You are free to choose the fiber and can play with thickness, strength, and colors. With a Schacht spinning wheel, not only can you create a unique yarn, you can do it at your own pace, from the comfort of your home or business.
What should you consider while selecting one of the Schacht spinning wheels?
While buying a Schacht spinning wheel, you must carefully consider a few important points. The first is if you are looking for a portable or a fixed option. Secondly, based on your proficiency level, there are different Schacht spinning wheels available in the market for your selection. Price is always an important factor when purchasing a Schacht spinning wheel.
The drive ratios must also be kept in mind; the thickness of yarn is related to the drive ratio. Thin yarns can be generated with ease in case the drive ratio is on the higher side. However, a low drive ratio is perfect when it comes to spinning a thick yarn. The same is obtained by dividing the diameter of drive wheel by that of the bobbin. Higher drive ratio also means more twists per inch and vice versa.
Two of the most popular Schacht spinning wheels for sale include the Schacht matchless spinning wheel and Schacht Reeves spinning wheel.
Schacht Matchless Spinning Wheel
The Schacht matchless spinning wheel is one of most sought after models. The platform is solid and the matchless spinning wheel is known to produce great quality yarn. You can alter the settings to spun lightweight yarns as well as thick ones. Schacht matchless spinning wheel provides a great natural look to the yarns and you can never be bored as in the case of commercial ones. The whorls included in the package offers the ratios including 9:1, 11:1, 13:1 and 15.5:1. However, you can always choose to buy the optional flyers, in order to get additional variations from your matchless spinning wheel. Though not easy to carry around, there is a strap attached that can be used to carry the matchless spinning wheel to different places where you can share the details and improve on your skills.
Schacht Reeves Spinning Wheel
The Schacht Reeves spinning wheel comes with drive wheel options of 24-inch and 30-inch diameter. While the 24-inch wheel offers the ratios from 12:1 to 20:1, the 30 inch provides 16:1 to 25:1. You can also choose from a double or single treadle. Generally, the flyer is mounted on the left side; however, right mounted flyers are also manufactured on special requests. The Schacht Reeves spinning wheel is known for great quality yarn, superior handing, amazing variation and the classic design thanks to the huge wheel.
Paradise Fibers offers a variety of different Schacht spinning wheels for sale and will ship it directly to your home or business.
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