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~ Est. 1969 ~

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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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Dye and Weave an Indigo-Dyed Scarf

This course covers everything you need to know to set up your own indigo vat at home and weave a beautiful indigo scarf, using the Indigo Dyeing Kit from Viola Textile Studio!

Dye and Weave
Craft Course

Learn the basics and beyond of dyeing your own yarn and weaving on an easel weaver loom. Check out the course.

Two heddle weaving on a rigid heddle loom

Weaving with Two Heddles: Sample Scarf

Learn two-heddle weaving with plain weave, simple patterns, pick-up patterns and twill. Learn more about this class.

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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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