Colorado Weavers Day 2008, Part 2

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Highlights:

  • The pre-conference dinner the night before, followed by a group discussion about common guild issues and concerns. The idea of a Federation of Colorado Guilds was proposed and will be explored.
  • Of particular note was Judi Arndt’s presentation of her textile collection and the work she is doing with Colorado State University to document her pieces—which she will donate to their extensive collection. I admired her passion and the collaboration with CSU.
  • The guild exhibits, especially the work of individual guild members. Some wonderfully accomplished work!
  • Being in the presence of other weaving enthusiasts. It was great to focus all my attention for a day on weaving and weavers. Congratulations to Pueblo Weavers Guild for a job well done.
Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960's and its accompanying craft resurgence. Their first loom was a simple tapestry loom, a version which they still make today. Over nearly 50 years, Schacht has developed a broad range of high quality hand weaving and hand spinning tools, including their popular Cricket Loom and Ladybug Spinning wheel. Schacht’s mission is to create beautiful and well-designed products that enhance customers’ weaving and spinning experience through innovative problem solving, creative ideas, skilled woodworking and craftsmanship, and friendly, knowledgeable customer service. Schacht’s family owned business is located in Boulder, Colorado.