Sidekick Folding Spinning Wheel

Regular price $1,117.00

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The Sidekick is Schacht’s travel spinning wheel. It’s designed to fold easily yet be a solid spinner.


  • Folds to 21.5″ h x 8.25″ w x 15″ d.
  • Integrated storage of bobbins, flyer, and whorls for transport.
  • Lightweight at 13 pounds.
  • 13.7″ drive wheel
  • Ratios from 4:1 to 13:1.
  • Long, comfortable treadles.
  • Uses the same bobbins, whorls, and flyer as the Schacht Matchless, Flatiron, and Ladybug wheels. 
  • 25″ orifice height for comfortable spinning.
  • Employs Scotch tension with precise control knob.
  • The drive wheel spins on ball bearings. The flyer turns on self-aligning bearings.
  • Drive band tension adjuster allows for all whorls to be used with one drive band.

The Sidekick comes with 3 travel bobbins, fast and medium whorls, threading hook, adjustable carrying strap, and durable carry bag.

Available accessories: Bulky Flyer; slow, high and super high speed whorls; tensioned lazy kate.

Spinning Ratios
Whorl Ratios
Slow 4:1 & 4.8:1
Medium 5.7:1 & 6.8:1
Fast 8:1 & 9:1
High 10:1 & 12:1
Super High 11:1 & 13:1