Color and Pattern in Inkle Weaving

by Annie MacHale For as long as I can remember, I have been interested in patterns and colors. Some of my earliest memories are about noticing patterns on peoples’ clothing and taking “snapshots” in my mind of ones that I liked. Members of my family have learned that when I am looking at something in […]

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Weaving Tapestry on My New Arras

by Kennita Tully Meet Kennita! I began weaving tapestry in the 70s but eventually gave it up to pursue a knitwear design career in the late 80s. So many wonderful happenings have occured in the tapestry world since then! It’s encouraging to see tapestry weave-alongs, new tapestry books, yarns, and looms coming out… like the […]

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Over-dyed Woven Runner

In this project, I over-dyed a handwoven runner with indigo. I loved seeing the interaction of weave pattern and dye work. Weaving & Over-dyeing This project started out as a sample warp for workshops. Many people wove it with a variety of yarns, then I finished the runner. While I loved working with these “ghost” […]

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Welcome Back

On May 11th, we reopened the factory for production. It is wonderful to be working again, making the products that you have been waiting for. We thank you for your continued patience and encouragement during this time. Though we’re back—and so glad to be working again—things aren’t quite the same: there are morning health checks […]

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Dye plants in the Schacht Gardens

It’s planting season! Employee garden plots are one of the many perks at Schacht. Each spring, several of us dig in and get our hands dirty in summer gardens. We’re so happy that Schacht has reopened and we can start our gardens—safely, with masks on of course. I have been planting dye plants in my […]

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2020 Schacht Tools for Schools Grant Recipients

This year we received 39 applications for our Tools for Schools Grant, from which we selected 2 winners. It was an incredible group of applicants. We were so pleased to see all of the interest and excitement for education in the textile arts. Washington Elementary School North Dakota Elementary teachers Emma and Lynette work together […]

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Hemp Table Linens

Earth Day is just around the corner! Let’s hear from Constance Hall about her adventures weaving with hemp on the Zoom Loom. Learn how to work this unique fiber to make 2 fabulous table toppers. Why Hemp? Sustainability is more than just a buzzword these days, especially for makers. We want to reuse and remake, […]

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Chain plied close-up

Spin Along Post #2-Pure Colors: Chain Plying

Our Spring Quarantine Spin Along is well underway with many posts and projects. Join us on Ravelry, Instagram and Facebook. #springquarantinespin We are still shipping our Colorful Colorado Spring Fiber while the factory is closed. Sign up for the spin along and receive a code for FREE SHIPPING on fiber. In this post, Deb uses an […]

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Explore Tapestry Weave Along

Weave Along with Jane Patrick Sign up here. We’ll begin on April 13th! Jane is at home getting to know our new Arras Tapestry Loom—and rediscovering tapestry weaving. She just wove this sampler tapestry bag that will appear in the May-June issue of Handwoven. There’s a lot to learn from weaving this bag—and you have […]

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Looking for Comfort & Peace of Mind

Like all of you, we are on edge here at Schacht. The Coronavirus has thrown us into a whole new “normal” that is unnerving and difficult to adjust to. I keep finding myself using every spare moment to check the news updates and read all the articles I can. While it is important to stay […]

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Custom Colorway from Greenwood Fiberworks

We are so excited to announce our collaboration with Greenwood Fiberworks. Carolyn and her team have hand-dyed two fiber bases in a custom colorway just for Schacht. Stay tuned for an upcoming blog featuring our own Deb Gerish and her spinning experiments with this fiber. You can purchase this fiber on our website. Limited edition—don’t […]

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Inlay Heart Inkle Band

Inlaid hearts allow for color changes along the length of a band. Instead of threading the pattern in the warp, I’ve created it in the weft with a supplementary weft. This technique is based on dukagang, a Scandinavian technique, in which a weft is inlaid in and tied down at intervals by a single warp […]

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Fall In Love With The Arras Tapestry Loom

Introducing The Arras Tapestry Loom Contact your local dealer to pre-order today! Coming Spring 2020 Tapestry weaving is growing in popularity and to meet the enthusiasm, we have designed the Arras Tapestry Loom. The Arras embraces traditional tapestry weaving with a modern, thoughtfully designed loom. It’s a rugged loom with all of the features experienced […]

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New Books for 2020!

As we look towards a new year with community in mind, in the office we are discovering skills and inspiration through these new books! Start the year right by diving into your textile studio work with your friendly Schacht office staff. Look for upcoming blogs on what we’re doing with these books. Huck Lace Weaving […]

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The Year Ahead with Schacht

Thank you so much for celebrating our 50th Anniversary with us in 2019. While telling our story last year, we found ourselves more connected with the community that has made our 50 years possible. This year at Schacht, we will be celebrating the weavers and spinners that make up our local and global community. We’ll […]

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Quarter 4 Employee Honors

Donna C. – Manufacturing Manager Donna grew up in Danville, Virginia and moved around a lot as a child. She’s lived in Longmont off and on since 1994. She and her husband (Peter W.) work in side-by-side roles at Schacht. Donna organizes and facilitates workflow of products. She’s been with Schacht since December 2013, working […]

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Quarter 3 Employee Honors

Lance B. – Shipping & Facilities Manager Lance was born in Pella, Iowa, and grew up in Miller, South Dakota—a town of about 1800 people. He moved to Colorado in 2015, after spending a few years in Phoenix, Arizona. Most of his family still lives in Iowa, though one sister lives in Colorado. Lance just […]

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