Best Boats

  When you graduate from a stick shuttle to a boat shuttle, you’ll exclaim that you’ll never go back. The spinning bobbin unwinds the yarn automatically as the shuttle passes back and forth. Your weaving speed increases and you’ll notice a marked improvement in consistency. Here are a few tips for choosing the right boat […]

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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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zoom loom potholder

Zoom Loom Color Block Potholder

  Bright and cherry, this simple felted potholder is easy to make for holiday giving. Difficulty: Easy Number of Squares: 18 Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun, Sport weight in Fox Red N46, Goldenrod 125, and Blue Boy 116. Loom: 4 x 4 Zoom Loom, 6” weaving needle Notions: Tapestry needle Weaving instructions: Weave 6 squares […]

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Road Trip Weaving

Road trips are in! So, take to the highway with these favorite books for summer learning, weaving and felting. The Schacht Zoom Loom can slip into backpack or carry-on for weaving on the go. Two terrific books: 100 Pin Loom Squares by Florencia Campos Correa. More than just squares, this inspirational title with the Zoom […]

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Sett Yourself Up For Success

“It depends.” That is often the answer I give when I’m asked how to sett a yarn. It depends on the fiber content of the yarn. It depends on the size of the yarn. It depends on how the fabric will be finished. It depends on the intended use of the fabric. Generally, once you’ve […]

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What’s New??

The Wolf Pup and Wolf Pup LT have been gaining in popularity and new Pup owners are asking for more accessories. We’ve responded with three new products to make your Pups even more wonderful. Wolf Pup High Castle Tray You can now order this for your current loom or a new one. The tray can […]

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Fiber Art by Denise Renee Grace

The purpose of the Schacht blog has been and always will be to share and inspire ideas about weaving and spinning. Looking at all the weaving patterns, yarns, and colors, the possibilities really are endless. All of us could do projects for the rest of our lives and technically, we will never do the same […]

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Pocket Weave Sachet – Jane Patrick

“The most common materials can become works of art if the ideas and the execution are approached creatively.” –Jean R Laury quoted in Weaving: A Handbook for the Fiber Craftsman by Shirley E. Held. Every late summer our neighbor would come over to help my mother prepare our clothes for the next school year. We’d […]

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Woven Heart Card – Jessica Knickman

Card design by Jessica Knickman Craft your special Valentine a handmade card this year with this simply-woven card. The effect is lovely—and the technique is easy: just draw the design on the wrong side of the front of the card, cut slits in the card, weave across with paper, and back with a like color. […]

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The Mini Loom Takes a Trip – Jane Patrick

If you’ve been trawling Pinterest, then you know that it’s back to the 70’s. At least, if you were weaving in the 70’s like I was. Little tapestry wall hangings with lots of texture and fringe that are reminiscent of what we were weaving are everywhere. Even Oprah magazine featured a weaver making these little […]

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Dancer in the Dark – Jane Patrick

Simplicity with a twist—that’s what I love so much about my Woven Scarves co-author Stephanie’s design sensibilities. Her Gypsy Dancer, woven in bright pink with a dark red streak down the center and a pop of gold and yellow along the edges, creates such a happy piece. While this scarf looks tricky, it’s really just […]

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Back to School – Mini Loom Lunch Bag

For this bag in jewel tones, I used the Schacht Mini Loom, a simple frame loom that’s easy to take along. I wove 8 rectangles and then heavily fulled them in the washing machine. For a design detail, I used the seams on the outside. I inserted grommets for the handles and then made Incredible Rope Machine handles for […]

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Jillian Moreno

  Jane Patrick, Creative Director at Schacht Spindle, left, and Jillian Moreno, Spinner, Knitter, Editor of KnittySpin Barry (Schacht) and I took the opportunity to dine with Jillian Moreno when she was in town filming her plying class for Craftsy. Between teaching trips, Jillian is busy working on her next book on spinning to knit for Storey, […]

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Schacht Office Inkle Challenge – Fringy Jean Trim

Fringy Jean Trim – Designed and woven by Jane Patrick This design appeared in my Inkle Weaving A to Z video published by Interweave Press. This perky trim looks trickier to weave than it actually is. It requires two shuttles, one weaving the band and the other carrying the supplementary fringe weft, which gets caught every 3/4” […]

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Weaving to Woo Week – Friendship Towels

Valentine’s Day isn’t all about having a significant other, but is a reminder to us all to spread love to everyone around us. This project is a wonderful way to share your love of weaving with friends, giving them something they can treasure for years to come. – Benjamin Friendship Towels I wanted to share […]

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Weaving to Woo Week – Inlay Heart Inkle Pattern

The symbolism of the heart depicting love dates back to around the 15th century according to some art historians, while others say it was the 13th century. No matter what century the heart became a recognized symbol for love, we know that it is a symbol that has lasted and will last for many more […]

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Weaving to Woo Week – Mini Loom Heart Patch

The term “wearing your heart on your sleeve” shouldn’t be taken literally, however if you make this heart patch you really could wear a heart on your jacket or sweater. Show the person you love how much you love them and the environment by using leftover yarn! -Benjamin Mini Loom Pile Patch By Jane Patrick […]

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Weaving to Woo Week – Zoom Loom Pin

Pinning is a term many might know if they grew up in the 1950’s, but has gone out of fashion in the modern era. When a couple decided to commit to each other before getting engaged, the guy would give his girlfriend his fraternity or club pin. This now meant  the couple was “going steady” […]

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Weaving to Woo Week – Lover’s Knot

In many marriage ceremonies there is a tradition that symbolizes the union of the couple. Two or more ropes are joined together by the couple to signify the intertwining of their lives. This knot is named the True Lover’s Knot, and could be used in such a ceremony. Incredible Rope Machine True Lover’s Knot Making […]

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Book Signing with Jane Patrick

If you are at TNNA right now, Jane Patrick will be at the Interweave booth signing copies of her new book Woven Scarves. The signing is at 2 pm Pacific Time today (1-12-14) Snag your copy today!           

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Keep Your Wheel Tuned Up for Spinzilla

We’re off and spinning! Ladybug How’s your spinning coming along? Is your wheel performing as it should?  The answer could be NO, even if you are a fanatical spinner. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE… We want all of you Schacht aficionados to be spinning with optimum spinning capability. Let’s begin with the basics for any […]

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Team Schacht is Winding up for Spinzilla

A Pile’O Hi-Los With Spinzilla right around the corner (Oct. 7-13) and the Flood behind us, we at Schacht Spindle Company are ready to hit the treadles and fill those bobbins. Our Schacht Team spent an hour last Thursday teaching some of our employees how to spin on a drop spindle. Our team is brimming […]

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