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Schacht Spindle Company

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.

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Schacht School of Textile Arts

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Floor Loom Weaving: Inlay Pillows

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.

Inkle Weaving: Keychains

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.

Pattern Weaving Mini-Course

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.

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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.

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