Personal Stories Contest

Everyone has a story and we want to hear yours! Tell us what inspires you to spin or weave, what got you started and what keeps you going. We also want to know how Schacht has played a part in your craft. What Schacht tool, be it spinning wheel, floor loom, cricket or drop spindle helps you to do what you love?

We are looking for diverse stories from all over the world that we can share with the spinning and weaving communities at large through our print advertising, on-line ads, newsletters, and blog posts. Share your story – and get a little fame in the process.

Who can enter: Anyone!

Requirements + How to Enter:

Write a 350-500 word story about yourself and the role weaving and/or spinning has played in your life. Send in 1 recent photo of yourself with a Schacht product and 2 high quality photos of your recent or best work. Fill out the entry form, and email it to us. Questions to think about when answering can be found on the entry form. Send your completed entry to:

schacht@schachtspindle.com

Deadline: October 1st, 2015 by 11:59 pm

Our Fabulous Prizes:

Grand Prize (2-4 winners) – Expense paid trip* to Boulder, Colorado and a visit to the Schacht factory. Your story in our upcoming ad campaign. $500 Schacht cash.**

Second Prize (12 winners) – Your story on our blog.

Third Prize (up to 30 winners) – an excerpt of your story on our blog.

All prize winners will receive exclusive Schacht merchandise.

Judging: Our team at Schacht will review the entries and select the winners based on the photos, work, and how engaging a story it is.

Here’s our ad from our last contest which appeared in┬áthe 1989 April/May issue of Handwoven featuring Louise Bradley.

*Package includes: Airfare from a major airport from within the 48 contiguous United States, lodging (3 days, 2 nights), food, and transportation while in Boulder, photo shoot and interview, and great times with the Schacht folk. The trip will take place somewhere between Nov 5th and Nov 12th 2015.

**Schacht Cash can be used at Schacht Spindle Company towards the retail price of a product.

Schacht employees and family members of employees are not eligible to participate in this contest.

Benjamin Krudwig

Benjamin has a double degree in biology and photography (he also spins, weaves, knits and crochets.) His work can be seen in Handwoven, Spin-Off and the SIP Easy Weaving With Little Looms.