Reversible Tufted Cowl – Blue Sky Alpacas Collaboration

For our December yarn company collaboration, we worked with Blue Sky Alpacas for a very special and luxurious scarf woven on our 15″ Cricket Loom. Since Blue Sky Alpacas offers both yarns and fiber, I decided to use both in a project. For this fashionable cowl, I took my inspiration from a traditional knitting technique called thrumming. […]

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Finishing the Cloth

Beth Smith and Jillian Moreno live about 30 minutes from each other and spend a lot of spinning time together, trading ideas and cheering each other on. Recently, the two have found weaving sneaking into their thoughts more and more. “Wouldn’t it be fun,” they said, “to do a project where we spin our yarn […]

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Surprise Sugar Plum Fairy – Benjamin Krudwig

  Skill Level: Beginner Tools: Zoom Loom Weaving Needle Tapestry Needle Felting Needle Crochet Hook Optional Tools: Incredible Rope Machine Knitting Needles Materials: Sport Weight Wool Yarn in: Plum, Gray/Beige, and Green Wool Roving or Leftover Yarn Mohair Locks Squares: 4- Plum 1- Grey/Beige 2- Green Optional: Beads Embroidery Floss Weaving: Weave 7 squares in the […]

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Density Plaid Wrap – Voolenvine Yarns Collaboration

  I was thrilled When I had the chance to work with Kristin Lehrer from Voolenvine Yarns on a project! I have been following Kristin for some time through her video podcast on YouTube. I have admired the beauty of her hand-dyed yarns in each episode. She specializes in variegated colors, each a different recipe. Working with variegated […]

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Cindy Lair’s Candy Cover

“I want you to write a travel blog piece for Schacht.” Ben said. “What do you mean?” starting to back away from Ben’s desk. Ben continued, “You know, weave or spin something that is inspired by travel.” Clearly, blogging at Schacht included more than writing. My brain illuminated like a neon sign flashing on and […]

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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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Woven Companion Cube by Sam Strasser

In keeping with the theme of art this week, we have a small inspiration post for you this weekend. Though this could be considered a toy, it also functions as a small piece of “soft sculpture.” Sam Strasser, one of our CNC operators at the factory created a small cube inspired by the video game […]

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Fiber Art by Denise Renee Grace

The purpose of the Schacht blog has been and always will be to share and inspire ideas about weaving and spinning. Looking at all the weaving patterns, yarns, and colors, the possibilities really are endless. All of us could do projects for the rest of our lives and technically, we will never do the same […]

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