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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Knitting Yarns and Weaving?

Dear Tabby, I’m a new weaver and I’ve been told you can’t use knitting yarns for weaving. I have a Cricket Loom and would really like to use some of my knitting yarn stash to weave. –Uncertain Dear Uncertain, You can definitely use knitting yarns for weaving—with a few caveats. You can use almost anything […]

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A Legacy Rag Runner

Good things come from spending time with fellow weavers. We share finished projects, newly discovered tools and toys, and honest critiques. Our lively conversations inspire, motivate, and nudge us into trying new structures and unusual materials. Last year, one of my fellow guild members shared a scarf she’d woven with weft from silk fabric “harvested” […]

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Krokbragd on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Krokbragd, meaning “crooked path”, is a Norwegian word for a particular weft-faced weaving technique. This technique is perfect for making a thick and warm woven fabric that would keep out drafts when used as a wall or window hanging and be very warm as a bed covering or lap blanket in cold Scandinavian climates. The […]

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2018: A Year to Weave and Spin

How many of us spin and weave on a daily basis? How often do we intend to, but then don’t do?  How often do we wish we could get that project finished? Or start those napkins we’ve been meaning to weave for a year or more? An editorial in issue 36 of Uppercase Magazine, challenged […]

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