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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Sad Selvedges

Dear Tabby, I’m not a new weaver, but it seems that no matter how hard I try, I still get wonky edges on my handwoven fabric. My selvedges are not consistent, and I am getting frustrated, HELP! -Sad Selvedges in Seattle   Dear Sad, You’re right, this is a frustrating problem, but luckily there are […]

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Holiday Help

Dear Tabby, I have a special Schacht fan in my life, but they seem to have everything! The holidays are approaching faster than I can think, and I still haven’t gotten them a gift. HELP! Sincerely, Frantic in Frankfort   Dear Frantic, Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of our favorite products […]

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How to Spin Cotton on a Spinning Wheel – Debbie Held

If you’ve avoided spinning cotton on your wheel because of the fiber’s reputed need for special equipment or you’ve heard that it’s a difficult spin, have I got news for you: neither of these things is definitively true. With some basic knowledge, a bit of practice, and even just your fast-speed whorl (at a 15:1 […]

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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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