Weaving to Woo Week – Lover’s Knot

In many marriage ceremonies there is a tradition that symbolizes the union of the couple. Two or more ropes are joined together by the couple to signify the intertwining of their lives. This knot is named the True Lover’s Knot, and could be used in such a ceremony. Incredible Rope Machine True Lover’s Knot Making […]

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Book Signing with Jane Patrick

If you are at TNNA right now, Jane Patrick will be at the Interweave booth signing copies of her new book Woven Scarves. The signing is at 2 pm Pacific Time today (1-12-14) Snag your copy today!           

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Keep Your Wheel Tuned Up for Spinzilla

We’re off and spinning! Ladybug How’s your spinning coming along? Is your wheel performing as it should?  The answer could be NO, even if you are a fanatical spinner. YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE… We want all of you Schacht aficionados to be spinning with optimum spinning capability. Let’s begin with the basics for any […]

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Team Schacht is Winding up for Spinzilla

A Pile’O Hi-Los With Spinzilla right around the corner (Oct. 7-13) and the Flood behind us, we at Schacht Spindle Company are ready to hit the treadles and fill those bobbins. Our Schacht Team spent an hour last Thursday teaching some of our employees how to spin on a drop spindle. Our team is brimming […]

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Betty Paepke Wins Big at Estes Park Wool Market

Betty Paepke’s 90% Huacaya alpaca and 10% silk noil  2-ply yarn Schacht is populated with many talented fiber enthusiasts. We’d like to celebrate and congratulate our head shipper, Betty Paepke, for her impressive win at the Estes Park Wool Market this past June. Betty not only won the Judge’s Choice Award, she came home with […]

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TNNA–Short Report from Columbus

Barry Schacht at the Schacht booth Jane and Barry pose for Bonnie Kellogg (photographer) We’re just back from Columbus, Ohio where we had a booth at the TNNA trade show. When we weren’t eating Jeni’s ice cream tasting yet another amazing new flavor, we were busy talking to people about weaving and spinning. The Zoom […]

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Inkle Weaving Video–It’s all Fun

If I’ve been a little MIA the last weeks, it’s because I’ve been madly inkling: warping, weaving, planning…20 looms in all! Not just for the heck of it, but for an inkle video that Interweave will release in September. It was a lot of work, but also fun. Here are Anita Osterhaug (Handwoven editor) and […]

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Part 16: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

We’re finding our fingers itching to zoom with all of these exciting yarns. The possibilities are mind boggling. Below: The Yarns of Rhichard Devrieze  Peppino (merino wool), fingering weight. As with most of the variegated yarns with quick color changes, this yarn makes a really fun plaid effect. Great colors! Below: Universal Yarn Rozetti Polaris […]

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Part 15: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Here are some more fabulous samples from our TNNA yarn partners: Below: Koigu Wool Designs KPM (left) and KPPPM (right), both merino wool sock yarn. We love the self-plaiding of the KPPPM swatch. Imagine putting a bunch of these squares together for a scarf? Wow! Below: Ancient Arts Superwash Bluefaced Leicester 4-ply sock yarn, and […]

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Part 14: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Below,  Interlacements Yarn Irish Jig, (40% Flax, 31% Cotton, 29% Rayon, strand of metallic thread) sport weight. The Submarine color changes make a beautiful random plaid with a hint of sparkle. Below, starting at the left is Cabled Cotton, a DK weight 100% mercerized cotton. Next is a square made from Fun Flats yarn.  It […]

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Part 12: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Yes, we have still more squares for you to look at (and drool over!). Tahki Stacy Charles yarns, left to right: Diamante, color 12 Sapphire, 63% wool/32% nylon/5% polyester metallic; Tara Tweed, color 16 Cherry tweed, 80% wool/20% nylon; Gioiello, color 68 Fuchsia, 30% kid mohair/30% extrafine wool/20% polyamide. Diamante weaves up into a nice […]

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Part 11: Zoom Loom Yarn Explorations

Knit One Crochet Too Ty-Dy wool, 100% wool, color 3272, a variegated red/pink/purple. It’s always fun to see how the different colors in variegated yarns weave.  We used this yarn in a different colorway as the last layer  in squares for our tablet case (click on the link for the Spring 2013 newsletter). Artyarns Rhapsody […]

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