Three Easy Woven Brooklyn Tweed Projects Perfect for This Fall

  Earlier this year, We e-mailed the team at Brooklyn Tweed to see if they wanted to participate in one of our collaborations for 2016. I was thrilled when I heard that Jared Flood, Founder and Creative Director of Brooklyn Tweed, wanted to see what we could do. Not only were they game for a collaboration, they […]

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Three Easy Weaving Projects for the 20″ Flip Loom – Mountain Meadow Wools Collaboration

For this month’s yarn collaboration, we worked with Mountain Meadow Yarns. Their rustic, American grown and milled yarn paired perfectly with the Schacht Flip Loom. All three of the following projects can be made with the 20″ model of Flip. The rise of small looms continues, and you can create stunning woven pieces in very […]

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Ooo It’s a Ghost!

I don’t usually create frivolous décor, but for some reason, I thought making a ghost would be fun and easy.  Judy had a skein of Lamb’s Pride that I thought would work well for this process.  Even though this is a worsted weight yarn which would usually be woven with an 8-dent reed, Jane suggested to use the 5-dent. […]

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Sequined Shawl – Universal Yarns

As I was sampling for an upcoming project, I took a detour with a long color change yarn… yummy. My intent was to sample Universal Yarn’s Deluxe DK Superwash as a warp in an 8 dent reed (I happened to have Classic Pink). I had hoped to use another colorway in the same yarn for the […]

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Let’s Talk About Tension

A guide to fine-tuning your tension to make the yarn you want. Your treadle speed, your drive ratio, and your tension all contribute to being able to spin different fibers into different yarns – the possibilities truly are endless. Today we’ll talk a bit about using tension in support of spinning the yarn you envision. As Spinzilla nears ever closer, […]

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Back to School – Pencil Case

When I have warp left over from another project, I try something new, or re-do an old favorite, just to use up all of the yarn. The woven fabric for this bag came from the end of a warp, and the weave pattern quickly became one of my favorites. The yarns: The warp is Anzula Dreamy in […]

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Simple Guide for your Rigid Heddle Reeds

Let’s talk rigid heddle reeds! There are 5-, 8-, 10-, and 12- dent reeds available for the Cricket and Flip Looms, in addition to Variable Dent Reeds. 5 dent reed: Bulky! Contrary to some people’s belief, bulky yarn is great as a warp yarn, especially with a fingering in the weft. It shows off the warp nicely, […]

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Default Yarn Challenge – Paul

Default Yarn Challenge – Paul Paul’s barber pole yarn. This article comes from Denise, who has been a wonderful spinning mentor for Paul. After Spinzilla last year, Paul, who is our master molder and Cranbrook Loom builder, joined the ranks of the spinning enthusiasts here at Schacht. He then took Maggie Casey’s spinning class where she teaches how to […]

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Variable Dent Challenge – Beguiling Beaded Bodice

We are lucky to have a company such as Natural Fiber Producers in the fiber world. Their mission includes supporting farmers and providing quality Certified Sorted® yarn for shops. The benefit of Certified Sorted® is two-fold. The farmers are able to sell the whole fleece and Natural Fiber Producers sorts it and sells it. The consumer benefits because they get […]

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