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 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.