Convergence Report, Part 2: S’more Stash

Oh hooey, so what if I have 35 plus years of stash in my closet. And so what if I’ve solemnly sworn not to get sucked in by yet another pretty yarn without a plan for it. But doing what I say and doing what I do is definitely not the same thing when I’m confronted with a new yarn I just simply can’t resist. The thing is I NEED this yarn. I’m not the kind of designer who knows in my head what I want to make and just the yarn that will get me there. When I have an idea, I have to sample a lot before I get to where I want to be. Readily available materials help me work out design problems and can even be the starting point. Therefore, when I see new or unusual yarns that spark of an idea, I must, right then and there—BUY. Links:

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.