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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Schacht Ladybug - Special Introductory Price $539

In March I picked up the Schacht dealership for my area.  At first I thought I would just carry looms.  "We would love it if you'd carry the wheels as well," they said.  I said, no thanks, I didn't have room.

Well, I made room because I thought it would be nice to give my customers a choice.  Schacht has a spotless reputation, the wheels are made in America, and hey, I have room in my heart to love more than one kind of spinning wheel. 

I am going to place my first order for Ladybug Spinning Wheels at the end of this month.  I'd like to take this opportunity to offer the wheel for $539 (plus free shipping) to anyone who orders the wheel between now and May 27th, 2010.  Delivery will be at the end of June. 

E-mail me if you'd like to take advantage of this offer.  The Ladybug isn't a new wheel but it is new to my workshop, so we'll call it an introduction.  I'm hoping the size and quality will make it a big seller.  

Here is what the Schacht website says about the Ladybug:

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. Each Ladybug Spinning Wheel is unique - somewhere on your wheel is your very own Ladybug pal.


  1. What is a double drive? My, you are really gearing up!

  2. Hi Hope! Double drive is another way to control the tension and takeup of a spinning wheel. One belt goes around the wheel twice, passing over a groove in the bobbin as well as a groove in the whorl. Double drive tension is preferred by some spinners because it is possible to set the tension and forget about it - no tweaking!