Day 4: Taos Road Trip—The Belated Report

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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 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.