Dye Day

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My friend Maggie Casey of our wonderful yarn shop Shuttles, Spindles and Skeins in Boulder gave her employees and a few of us lucky friends a wonderful gift. We each received a machine knitted blank (48 stitches knitted out of Henry’s Attic Kona (a superwash merino wool). She then prepared the shop dye studio for painting the blanks. We all have to produce our socks by April first (even a weaver must knit every now and again). I’ll keep you posted

The whole dye day was super fun—it’s a great way to get you fiberholic friends together to try something new. Having a deadline for our socks will mean that we’ll get them knitted.

BTW: Maggie learned this technique from Nancy Roberts who teaches this dye workshop around the country. You can check out her website at: www.machineknittingtodyefor.com/

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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.