Convergence 2016 – Shuttle Races!

This August, Schacht is returning to Convergence in a big way! We hope you’ll stop by to check out our looms, our new Flatiron Spinning Wheel, and chat with Jane, Barry, Michael, Judy and Ben! We will also be collecting stories. We’d love to know how you started weaving, what you love about it, and how it fits into your lives. So, look for Benjamin who’ll be doing the interviewing and collecting of your stories. In addition to collecting your stories, we will have the stories from our Personal Stories Contest Winners on view as inspiration!


We’re gearing up for the shuttle races! This year, we are hosting the races at Convergence on Thursday, August 4th at 7:30 pm. We hope that you will build your own racer and enter it in either the decorative category, or the speed category. The details can be found on the Convergence website.

We had our very own shuttle race here at Schacht at our summer company picnic–what a blast it was! Check out the videos on our Facebook page to see the kind of fun you can expect to see at Convergence! See some of these racers, built by our employees here, at the show!

Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960s 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.