The Ladybug Spinning Wheel is friendly to entry-level spinners. It’s 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 convenient 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 can be used in Scotch tension and double drive modes. It comes with medium and fast flyer whorls; add the extra slow, slow, high, and super high speed whorls for a wide range of ratios.

Included with each wheel are a poly drive band, threading hook, three travel bobbins, medium and fast whorls, and double drive band. Each Ladybug wheel is unique—somewhere on your wheel is your very own ladybug pal.


Treadle Design: Double Treadle

Drive Band Systems:

  • Scotch Tension
  • Double Drive
  • Bobbin Lead

Orifice Height: 27″

Orifice Diameter: .375

Drive Wheel: 16″

Bobbin Size and Weight: 3″x4.5″; 3.5oz

Threading Hook: .5oz

Weight: 13.5 lbs.

Shipping Weight: 23 lbs.S

hipping Size32″ x 19″ x 7″


Extra Slow Speed Whorl: 3.2:1 and 3.6:1

Slow Speed Whorl: 4.7:1 and 5.5:1

Medium Speed Whorl: 6.5:1 and 8.0:1

Fast Speed Whorl: 9.0:1 and 10.5:1

High Speed Whorl: 11.5:1 and 14:1

Super High Speed Whorl: 12.0:1 and 14.5:1


  • 3 travel bobbins
  • medium and fast whorls
  • orifice hook
  • poly drive band
  • cotton double drive band
  • manual

Accessories Available:

  • Bulky Plyer Flyer
  • Extra slow, slow, high speed, and super high speed whorls
  • Ladybug Lazy Kate (attaches to wheel)
  • Schacht Tensioned Lazy Kate (freestanding)

ladybug assembly manual (new MOA since March 2015)

ladybug assembly manual (old MOA through March 2015)

An illustrated wheel with spokes

About Us

We are a small studio located in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire. We raise French Angora rabbits, teach wheel spinning and drop spindle, and sell at the occasional market. Sometimes we find time to catch our breath, but not always.

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