Projects Abound

Beth Smith and Jillian Moreno live about 30 minutes from each other and spend a lot of spinning time together, trading ideas and cheering each other on. Recently, the two have found weaving sneaking into their thoughts more and more. “Wouldn’t it be fun,” they said, “to do a project where we spin our yarn […]

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Finishing the Cloth

Beth Smith and Jillian Moreno live about 30 minutes from each other and spend a lot of spinning time together, trading ideas and cheering each other on. Recently, the two have found weaving sneaking into their thoughts more and more. “Wouldn’t it be fun,” they said, “to do a project where we spin our yarn […]

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Cindy Lair’s Candy Cover

“I want you to write a travel blog piece for Schacht.” Ben said. “What do you mean?” starting to back away from Ben’s desk. Ben continued, “You know, weave or spin something that is inspired by travel.” Clearly, blogging at Schacht included more than writing. My brain illuminated like a neon sign flashing on and […]

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Take a Class with Jane!

Jane Patrick, our Creative Director, author, and teacher, will be found this summer at several conferences, as well as this fall at Mendocino Art Center. Summer conferences are not only fun, they’re a great way to intensify your learning. June 15-21 Midwest Weaver’s Conference in Minneapolis. Jane will be teaching at the pre-conference workshops, June […]

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From Crickets to Wolfs

The Cricket loom is a versatile and fun way to get weaving. If you’ve been weaving on the Zoom Loom, the Cricket Loom is the perfect next step in weaving. Here are a couple recent posts about the Cricket, and the people who use it! First off, Liz Gipson of Yarnworker has started producing some […]

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Fibonacci Scarf – Kate White

I keep having to remind myself that I’m a beginner. Working for Schacht, a company that produces spinning wheels and looms, I spend a fair amount of time thinking about the crafts. Shortly after starting here, I learned to spin and weave, but between the planning, replanning, obsessing, and fantasizing, I spend a relatively small […]

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My Zoom Loom Gave To Me – Day 12

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my Zoom Loom gave to me. Twelve Candy Twists Eleven Christmas Elves Ten Evergreen Dreams Nine Precious Presents Eight Holiday Hollies Seven Sweet Things Six Tiny Gift Bags Five Dazzling Diamonds Four Chillin’ Snowmen Three Snow Birds Two Santa Socks One Star Tree Topper on the tree. This concludes the Zoom Loom Ornament Weave Along! Thank you for participating, and […]

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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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Fashion Trends 2014

Although we have been hearing about different fashion trends for 2014 for some time now, we thought it would be fun to share the forecast! The great thing about being makers and crafters, is that we are able to look at current trends and immediately make something. Whereas fashion designers must design months, if not […]

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