Fab 50 Celebration – September 20th, 2019


We’re just about a month away from our Fab 50 celebration here at the Schacht factory. We are so excited to share this special day with all of you!

Whether you’re a weaver, spinner, or curious onlooker, there will be something for you to participate in and enjoy.

We’ll start the day with factory tours that will run every half hour, beginning at 10 and ending at 2. You’ll see where everything is done; from manufacturing and assembly to shipping. The try-it tent and demo barn will be open all day, and volunteers will be available to show you how things work and answer questions.

If you start feeling peckish, you can stop by any or all three of the food trucks that will be on site. If you’re just looking for an afternoon snack, we’ll be popping corn and spinning sugar.

For the kids (and adults) in your life, we’ll be hosting the shuttle races again this year! This ever-popular event brings out serious contenders in both the racing and decorative categories. Build your own shuttle racer ahead of time and bring it to the event. We have shuttle blanks available on our website, or come in to the factory and pick one up. We will have shuttles on site for kids to decorate for their own race.

We’ll have a community weaving station, where you can play on our giant frame loom, or if you’re more of a spinner, bring your Schacht spinning wheel or drop spindle, and hang out during the spin in. We hope you enter our contest “who can spin the longest yarn in 3 minutes.” $200 Schacht bucks will be awarded to the winner.

A full schedule of events and further details of the day can be found on our anniversary page.

If you can’t be here in person, we’ll be live streaming many of the events on our Facebook Page, and will post photos and video throughout the day on our Instagram channel as well.

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.