Weaver Profiles – Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

As part of our Barry’s Jubilee weave along, we thought it would be great to get to know Stephanie Flynn Sokolov a little better, and to get into her process. Stephanie originally designed the Skwoosh scarf for the book Woven Scarves, written with Jane Patrick. Jane adapted this project for this weave along! Schacht Spindle […]

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Warp Wrapped Tree Weaving

I love weaving on a little loom. The small scale and portability allows me to do experimental weaving on the go. One concept that I had worked on in the past but hadn’t yet perfected was warp-wrapping, and with Earth Day and Arbor Day occurring in the same week, I couldn’t resist using this technique […]

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New 50th Anniversary Products

We have been having a great time celebrating our 50th anniversary this year! Each month we’ve been unveiling special edition 50th anniversary products, and this month is no different. We have 4 new branded products: Our denim hat with our embroidered Schacht sheep logo on the front, is a traditional baseball style hat. It sports […]

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Quarter 1 Employee Honors

While celebrating our 50th anniversary, we’d be remiss to not spend time talking about the employees who help make our products. We have around 45 employees here, with experience ranging from a couple of years to over 30! Our employees come from all over the world, and those diverse backgrounds keep our factory dynamic. Every […]

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New Books!

It’s no secret that we are a bunch of book lovers here at Schacht. When we get publisher catalogs, or when our favorite authors send us press releases, we get pretty excited. We are always looking for the latest and greatest weaving and spinning books to join the ranks. We’re also pretty happy because as […]

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Interview With Author Deb Brandon

Later this month, the new book “Threads Around the World:From Arabian Weaving to Batik in Zimbabwe” will be available for purchase. This book explores different textile techniques and traditions from amazing communities around the globe. We wanted to get an inside scoop on the book directly from the author Deb Brandon. Schacht: Tell us a […]

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Surprise Elf

When I think about winter and the Christmas season, I can’t help but feel a sense of joy and wonder. The possibilities of transformation, ancient magic, and folklore fill my head with delight. This is why I designed the Surprise Sugar Plum Fairy, and then a couple of years later I made the Surprise Snowman. This […]

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Holiday Help

Dear Tabby, I have a special Schacht fan in my life, but they seem to have everything! The holidays are approaching faster than I can think, and I still haven’t gotten them a gift. HELP! Sincerely, Frantic in Frankfort   Dear Frantic, Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite products […]

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Three Ply Fractal Spinning

After my last post on spinning fractal yarn, I wasn’t quite happy with the idea. The premise of the technique is sound, but it isn’t truly a fractal in the mathematical or scientific sense of the word. A fractal is a pattern that is self-similar, and repeats itself in different scales. Image from a thermodynamics […]

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A Little Wound-up

Dear Tabby, I’m a new spinner and I am getting extremely frustrated when I sit down to spin!! My yarn is all squiggly and is getting kinked up. What is happening?!? Help! – Wound-up Wanda   Hi Wanda, This a common problem for new and experienced spinners alike! The cause of this problem is that […]

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Fall Project Roundup

After a few weeks of record heat in September, October has brought with it a real bout of fall weather. We are loving the cooler temps where we can bundle up in our woolen goods and spend cozy evenings inside making things. To celebrate this changing of the seasons, here are a few of our […]

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Schacht 50th Anniversary

Schacht Spindle Company was founded in 1969 during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960’s and its accompanying craft resurgence. Brothers Dan and Barry Schacht started their business quite by chance when a friend wanted to learn to spin. They’d heard about Greentree Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, the only place around that taught spinning. One […]

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5 Fun and Easy Stash-busting Projects

Whether you’re a yarn-store owner with slow-moving stock, a yarn addict, or just someone who wants to bust their stash; we’ve got 5 easy projects that will knock that pile of yarn down. Zoom Loom Holiday Flower Lights This project was first introduced as a way to dress up holiday lights. EJ, one of our […]

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Yarn Swatching 3 Ways

What will this yarn look like when I weave with it? As a weaving instructor, I get this question every time I teach. While it is a great question, it’s one that’s hard to answer because each yarn is so different. A few years ago, we did a yarn study with the Zoom Loom, but […]

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Fringed Woven Rope Vest

“Creative, innovative, exciting, and new, all come together in this wonderful woven rope vest from designer Benjamin Collyn Krudwig and Schacht Spindle Company.” – Barry Klein of Trendsetter Yarns. These were the words uttered during the Summer TNNA (The National Needle Arts) fashion show in Cleveland as the Fringed Woven Rope Vest adorned the runway […]

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See us at TNNA this Summer!

TNNA (The National Needlearts Associatoin) Summer Show is right around the corner, and we’ve been working around the clock to prepare for our trip to Cleveland. This year we wanted to tie the whole fiber industry together, combining yarn and fiber companies in one interactive installation. This idea led to the creating of the Grande […]

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It Was a Vest at Times, It was a Wrap at Times – Hedgehog Fibers Collaboration

When I approached Hedgehog Fibres with the idea of a collaboration, I knew that whatever we did, it would be bold. Given her bright and saturated colors, there was no chance that this project would be boring. I chose a bright variegated colorway “Raku” and counterbalanced it with a more tonal yarn called “Poison.” While […]

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Important Information When Receiving Your Loom

Prior to your loom delivery, we will send you an email with the tracking information for your shipment. The shipping company will contact you when the loom arrives at their hub to set up a delivery window. Please let your dealer know as early as possible if you have any special delivery requirements or situations […]

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The Rain in Spain Convertible Cowl

This project is part of a special collaboration between Casey Ryder from Portfiber, distributor of Cashmere People Cashgora yarns, Bristol Ivy, knitwear designer extraordinaire, and us! This seemed like a match made in heaven: individual threads and stories from around the world coming together in one piece. Boulder, CO, our Schacht headquarters, is the “sister […]

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Standard Floor and Wolf Loom Brake

– Brake Won’t Hold Inspect the brake hub (you don’t need to remove it to do this). If the hub is grooved, the cable will not hold properly. Most often grooves will appear at either edge where the hub butts up against the hub flanges. If you find grooves, the brake hub needs to be […]

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