I’ve been fighting with my Schacht Matchless for some months now. It’s been bugging me. I couldn’t seem to find the sweet spot between drive wheel tension and draw in tension. My poly cord and scotch tension combo wasn’t working. I tied on a double drive cord. Nope, that’s not it either. I changed out the poly cord for a cotton cord. Nope. Not it either. Something just wasn’t right.
Thank goodness I have lots of other spinning wheels. :)
This week, I had an epiphany. It was a really stupid rookie mistake. Since I got the Butterfly, I wanted to go FAST. So, I put on the high speed whorl on my Matchless. Guess what? I don’t have a high speed bobbin for my WooLee Winder. I’ve been trying to get the high speed whorl to work with the regular bobbin. Just let me tell you, it doesn’t.
I swapped back to the fast whorl and now everything is happy again. I’m back in the saddle.