Frabjous Collaborous Stole

  Ooooh – collaboration! One of those undertakings full of opportunity and creativity. Frabjous Fibers/Wonderland Yarns sent Schacht a box of fiber and yarn goodness. This wonderful Vermont company has an abundant line of hand-dyed yarns and fibers, including fair trade yarns and other delights. I was instantly drawn to the colors and textures of […]

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10 Tips on Weaving Transparencies on a Rigid Heddle Loom

  Handwoven transparencies are related to tapestries in that you can weave intricate pictorial designs with both techniques. Transparencies are lighter weight, with inlaid patterning on a sheer plain weave background. Two wefts are required: a background weft which weaves selvedge to selvedge and a pattern weft that weaves the pattern or design. The background is […]

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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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Surprise Sugar Plum Fairy – Benjamin Krudwig

  Skill Level: Beginner Tools: Zoom Loom Weaving Needle Tapestry Needle Felting Needle Crochet Hook Optional Tools: Incredible Rope Machine Knitting Needles Materials: Sport Weight Wool Yarn in: Plum, Gray/Beige, and Green Wool Roving or Leftover Yarn Mohair Locks Squares: 4- Plum 1- Grey/Beige 2- Green Optional: Beads Embroidery Floss Weaving: Weave 7 squares in the […]

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Schacht Holiday Gift Guide

Our first snow has fallen in Boulder and November is well on its way. Meaning: the holidays are just around the corner. We all know that finding the perfect gift for your fiber enthusiast can be a challenge. However, all of us in the Schacht office can offer suggestions–because we want all of these things too! Here is a simple […]

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Happy Birthday Fancy Tiger!

One of our local dealers turns 8 this year. Fancy Tiger Crafts in Denver celebrated their anniversary with an awesome party! It was great to see so many people there supporting their local craft shop.The first hundred people to check out got a grab bag filled with Fancy Tiger vendor goodies. A family with a younger kid got […]

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Winter Doll Winner – Susan Inouye

We are taking a brief break from our Variable Dent Reed series to bring you a special post. Last week we announced the winner of the Winter Zoom Loom Doll challenge; this week we have the inspiration behind the winning doll. Susan’s Doll – Winnie the Winter Doll We asked Susan what her inspiration was […]

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Check this out!

  If you haven’t been reading Yearning to Spin and Weave, then you’ve been missing out on some great ideas, meanderings, project ideas from Melissa and Stephanie. Here’s Melissa’s rug woven from old t-shirt strips from our last installment–now that’s recycling. Look for Stephanie’s repurposed sweater in the next issue and be inspired!           

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Pattern #1 Picked-Up Loops

A size #13 knitting needle was used to pick up loops on an open shed. Squishy ribbon yarns create a soft look. Think of a loop pile border at the bottom of a skirt or jacket cuff. Loops in a handspun singles yarn could create a gorgeous pile. I am fully aware that there is […]

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