Schacht Sidekick Spinning Wheel


Sidekick is designed to be compact and lightweight but sturdy enough for everyday spinning. When you are ready to travel, fold the treadles toward the wheel and stow the flyer and bobbin.


Schacht Sidekick Spinning Wheel

The Schacht Sidekick Spinning Wheel is  designed to fold easily, yet be a solid spinner. Here are some of the Sidekick’s features:

  • 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.
  • 13.75″ drive wheel allows for ratios from 4.25 to 13.75:1.
  • Long, comfortable treadles.
  • Uses the same bobbins, whorls, and flyer as the Schacht Matchless and Ladybug wheels.
  • The Schacht Sidekick spinning wheel can be purchased without the bobbin-flyer assembly.
  • 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, and adjustable carrying strap.


Also available: The Sidekick Bulky Plyer Flyer Package can be added at any time.

Sidekick Bulky
Sidekick Bulky