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Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960s and its accompanying craft resurgence.
Barry Schacht, along with his brother Dan, started the business when a friend wanted to learn to spin. They had heard about Greentree Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, where people raised sheep and taught spinning. One day they hopped in their van with friends and dogs and drove up to the ranch. Not only did they get a quick lesson in the art of the drop spindle, they also came home with a commission to make 200 of them.Learn More
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.
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.
How did you get into weaving and fiber arts? I grew up surrounded by craft, but didn’t find weaving until college. My father is a woodturner, which shaped a lot of my childhood. I spent hours upon hours making things in my young years, whether it was with cardboard, wood, mud, or something else entirely. This was fundamental to who I am today. I was taught and encouraged from a young age to explore, no Read More »
You don’t have to weave in Colorado to attend virtual Colorado Weavers Day 2022 conference. For a little over a decade, Colorado Weavers Day has brought weavers together to celebrate weaving, learn from each other, and network with other weavers and guilds. It is always inspirational and connecting. This year, we are taking the conference virtual and invite you to join us for an evening and day of vision and community. We have a sterling Read More »
by Jane Patrick Download the PDF of this article here. Stick shuttles are usually the first shuttles a weaver uses. They are inexpensive, easy to manage, and don’t require any winding equipment. I recommend a shuttle roughly as long as your weaving width, so you can easily place it into the shed and grab it on the other side. If the shuttle is much longer, you have to draw it out of the shed much Read More »
Sunshine Hat Bands Designed and woven by Sienna Bosch and Mackenzie Keller Woven on the Inkle Loom We’ve been planting our garden the past few weeks, and decided to weave bands on our inkle looms to accessorize our sun hats. We came up with completely different designs; Mackenzie decided on 4 colors with a pick-up pattern, and Sienna dyed tonal yarn for one warp color. Find the full pattern here Emma’s Yarn Harlequin Vest Designed 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