Day 4: Taos Road Trip—The Belated Report

Sarah and I hit the Wool Market early, doing a quick walk around the park where vendors were lined up around the edges. Adding to the festivities were live music; roasting almonds (hard, hard to resist); and a few Navajo sheep, alpacas and bunnies. Since we needed to hit the road, there wasn’t a lot of time for shopping. I did get, however, get the shopping report from friend Stephanie Flynn-Sokolov—yarn and fiber connoisseur. Here are a few of her favorite vendors:

Lonesome Stone Natural Fiber Mill: The Beast, a limited edition fiber blend. Once it’s gone, it’s gone.

Wildflower Fiber/Plain and Fancy: This Texas yarn company has great knitting and weaving yarn.

Kai Ranch Mohair: Gorgeous dyed mohair locks in yummy colors

Woodland Woolies: Wonderful bunny stuff, finished goods, yarn, beautiful batts.

Rocky Mountain Natural Colored Sheep Breeders Association If you want to start from the beginning, this is the place to buy a fleece from knowledgeable folk.

Reminder: Cricket Club this Thursday, October 20th at Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins, in Boulder, 6:30-8:30.
I’ll be bringing a bunch of plain weave sampls to share. See you there.

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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.