Explore Tapestry Weave Along Week 5: Ghiordes Knots or Rya, Damascus Edge, and Finishing

With Jane Patrick We’re ending our weave along with my favorite technique, rya or ghiordes knots. I love the freedom of creating a design with this technique and the cut pile surface it creates. Ghiordes knots is a knotting technique. It does not have discontinuous wefts so is not considered tapestry. So, why am I […]

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Spin-along Projects: Dessert Wax Bowl & Water Lily Cushions

Complete project instructions and special tips for Deb’s Dessert Wax Bowl and Water Lily Cushions, designed during the Spring Quarantine Spin-along of 2020. Dessert Wax Bowl Finished size: approximately 3″ high (allowing top edge to roll) x 10-1/2″ across, 25″ circumference. Yarn: 2.6 oz Colorful Colorado Spring BFL handspun (combination drafted, 13 wpi). Needles: size […]

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Spring Quarantine Spin-Along Grand Finale

Welcome to our final post of the spin along. We’re so glad all of you joined us on this journey. Deb has some final projects to share with us and we have assembled a gallery of YOUR posts from the spin along. Find them all at #springquarantinespin and Ravelry. THE GALLERY THE FINAL PROJECTS Dessert […]

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Explore Tapestry Week 3 – Slit & Interlock Techniques

Explore Tapestry Weave Along Week 3: Slit and Interlock Tapestry Techniques and Weaving a Shape With Jane Patrick Join the weave along here. Don’t forget to share your progress and questions on Facebook and Ravelry. On Instagram use #exploretapestry and tag us @schacht_spindle_company. Welcome to week 3! I hope you enjoyed getting the feel of […]

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3-ply skeins

Spin Along Post #4- Spinning 3-Ply Color

Welcome back, Spin-along friends. If you haven’t already signed up, do it here. You’ll find blog post #1 here, post #2 here, and post #3 here. We know that chain plying works a kind of magic when you’re spinning hand-dyed braids. But let’s not overlook the joy of making 3-ply yarn in the traditional way. It’s easy, produces […]

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2019 Tools for Schools Grant Recipient

  Hawlemont Elementary Weaving Program In 2019, we offered our first annual Schacht Tools for Schools Grant. Two applicants were awarded equipment grants. I had the pleasure of talking with Jean from Hawlemont Elementary School, one of our grant recipients. They used the grant for 8 Cricket Looms to expand and support their weaving classes. […]

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Permission to Create

“I believe we all enjoy watching ourselves and others transform, because everyone wants that. When you’re not growing, you’re stagnant. That’s not living.”—The Year of Knots, p. 133 Schacht’s staff decided to start our year with a creative bang. We were inspired by a beautiful book and used The Incredible Rope Machine to make ropes […]

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Weaving a Summer Job at Schacht

In the summer of 2019, I was lucky enough to get an internship at Schacht Spindle Company, which allowed me to warp and weave on a majority of the Schacht looms. This experience allowed me to learn and grow as a weaver, and I could not be happier about my summer job. I was born […]

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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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Barry’s Jubilee Weave Along – Warping the Skwoosh Scarf

I’ve always loved the Skwoosh scarf that my co-author Stephanie Flynn Sokolov designed for our book Woven Scarves. I used her initial design as a jumping off point for our weave along scarf, using some of the same yarns from Mountain Colors that Stephanie used for her scarf, but changing the colorway to correspond with […]

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Fab 50 Vendors!

We are just over 2 months away from our Fab 50 party here at the factory, and we cannot wait celebrate with everyone! Keen observers might have noticed this update a few weeks ago, but we recently announced the select group of vendors who will be participating in our small market. Here’s our list of […]

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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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Tools for Schools Grant Winners

Schacht Spindle Company is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Tools for Schools Grant! The quality of the applicants was very impressive and we would like to thank all of the wonderful programs that applied. Although we couldn’t choose everyone, we believe that these applicants showed exemplary ideas and programs. The winners are: […]

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