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This course is ideal for a new spinner who wants to make yarn on a spinning wheel. We’ll learn how the wheel works, the theory of spinning yarn, and several drafting techniques.
Discover the beauty of warp-faced fabric! In our Inkle weaving course, you’ll learn everything from warping the loom to developing your own designs.
Learn all about weaving with inlay and make a set of pillows along the way. Together, we will explore three different types of inlay: plain weave inlay, Theo Moorman inlay, and a patterned inlay.
Assemble your Cricket Quartet, and learn the basics of warping and weaving with your new loom. You’ll be up and weaving in no time!
Take your rigid heddle weaving to the next level! You’ll weave two projects in this course: a techniques sampler to try out and perfect different pick-up patterns, and a colorful runner that shows off your new skills.
Interested in learning pattern weaving? This is the perfect course to get you started. We will teach you the steps of warping, weaving, and finishing a fun over-the-shoulder-bag.
Sample. This is my number one tip for achieving the idea you have in your mind. If you are changing the yarns used in a pattern, or are not using a published pattern, sampling will not only save you time, but disappointment, too. Dedicate a space to weaving. Having to set up and take down every time you want to weave will discourage you from going to the loom. When you’re working to a deadline Read More »
by Mackenzie Keller Macramé is an art form that uses knots to create patterns and textiles. The same knots used in macramé can be incorporated into your weaving projects. Multiple knots can embellish the fringe on a scarf or shawl. Let’s look at a few examples. You can learn how to tie these knots in my online course, Beginner Macramé, on the online Schacht School of Textile Arts. Here we’ll explore using barrel knots, square Read More »
by Sienna Bosch Here at Schacht, we are mindful of sustainability; conserving our materials as much as possible not only reduces our costs but also reduces our environmental impact. We keep our wood shavings to use in our chicken coop and our sawdust gets composted. We also have a lot of scrap wood, and we make it available to local woodturners for their use. Every Thursday at midday, Schacht puts out the week’s scrap. Materials Read More »
How to Make a Rolag on Hand Carders By Jacqueline Harp Instagram @foreverfiberarts Using Schacht Hand Carders You can spin any fiber prep with a woolen draft, but a woolen fiber prep—a rolag—will add extra loft to your yarn. A rolag is the bread and butter of a hand spinner’s toolbox: an airy, fluffy tube of fiber that a hand spinner can effortlessly control and direct when spinning. Hand carders are the perfect tool for Read More »
Since our earliest days, we have always felt strongly about education and outreach. We offer grants, scholarships and internships to assist with the growth and continuation of the spinning and weaving community. Schacht also works with local organizations to host or participate in events that bring spinning and weaving to the Boulder community.Learn More