Weaving a Summer Job at Schacht

In the summer of 2019, I was lucky enough to get an internship at Schacht Spindle Company, which allowed me to warp and weave on a majority of the Schacht looms. This experience allowed me to learn and grow as a weaver, and I could not be happier about my summer job. I was born […]

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Weaver Profiles – Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

As part of our Barry’s Jubilee weave along, we thought it would be great to get to know Stephanie Flynn Sokolov a little better, and to get into her process. Stephanie originally designed the Skwoosh scarf for the book Woven Scarves, written with Jane Patrick. Jane adapted this project for this weave along! Schacht Spindle […]

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Barry’s Jubilee Weave Along – Warping the Skwoosh Scarf

I’ve always loved the Skwoosh scarf that my co-author Stephanie Flynn Sokolov designed for our book Woven Scarves. I used her initial design as a jumping off point for our weave along scarf, using some of the same yarns from Mountain Colors that Stephanie used for her scarf, but changing the colorway to correspond with […]

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Fab 50 Vendors!

We are just over 2 months away from our Fab 50 party here at the factory, and we cannot wait celebrate with everyone! Keen observers might have noticed this update a few weeks ago, but we recently announced the select group of vendors who will be participating in our small market. Here’s our list of […]

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Warp Wrapped Tree Weaving

I love weaving on a little loom. The small scale and portability allows me to do experimental weaving on the go. One concept that I had worked on in the past but hadn’t yet perfected was warp-wrapping, and with Earth Day and Arbor Day occurring in the same week, I couldn’t resist using this technique […]

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Tools for Schools Grant Winners

Schacht Spindle Company is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Tools for Schools Grant! The quality of the applicants was very impressive and we would like to thank all of the wonderful programs that applied. Although we couldn’t choose everyone, we believe that these applicants showed exemplary ideas and programs. The winners are: […]

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New 50th Anniversary Products

We have been having a great time celebrating our 50th anniversary this year! Each month we’ve been unveiling special edition 50th anniversary products, and this month is no different. We have 4 new branded products: Our denim hat with our embroidered Schacht sheep logo on the front, is a traditional baseball style hat. It sports […]

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Quarter 1 Employee Honors

While celebrating our 50th anniversary, we’d be remiss to not spend time talking about the employees who help make our products. We have around 45 employees here, with experience ranging from a couple of years to over 30! Our employees come from all over the world, and those diverse backgrounds keep our factory dynamic. Every […]

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New Books!

It’s no secret that we are a bunch of book lovers here at Schacht. When we get publisher catalogs, or when our favorite authors send us press releases, we get pretty excited. We are always looking for the latest and greatest weaving and spinning books to join the ranks. We’re also pretty happy because as […]

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Dunes Shawl

Late last spring at Schacht we received a multitude of yarns from several yarn companies intended for a unique piece for the summer TNNA fashion show – a woven vest with warp made up of rope all created on the Schacht Incredible Rope Machine. One day the package from Fairmount Fibers came with a marvelous […]

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Surprise Elf

When I think about winter and the Christmas season, I can’t help but feel a sense of joy and wonder. The possibilities of transformation, ancient magic, and folklore fill my head with delight. This is why I designed the Surprise Sugar Plum Fairy, and then a couple of years later I made the Surprise Snowman. This […]

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Three Ply Fractal Spinning

After my last post on spinning fractal yarn, I wasn’t quite happy with the idea. The premise of the technique is sound, but it isn’t truly a fractal in the mathematical or scientific sense of the word. A fractal is a pattern that is self-similar, and repeats itself in different scales. Image from a thermodynamics […]

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A Little Wound-up

Dear Tabby, I’m a new spinner and I am getting extremely frustrated when I sit down to spin!! My yarn is all squiggly and is getting kinked up. What is happening?!? Help! – Wound-up Wanda   Hi Wanda, This a common problem for new and experienced spinners alike! The cause of this problem is that […]

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Fall Project Roundup

After a few weeks of record heat in September, October has brought with it a real bout of fall weather. We are loving the cooler temps where we can bundle up in our woolen goods and spend cozy evenings inside making things. To celebrate this changing of the seasons, here are a few of our […]

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