I Made It On My Schacht Contest


We are completely overwhelmed, overjoyed and in some disbelief over the tremendous response to our I Made It on My Schacht Contest. If you entered, you should have heard from us by now, whether you are a finalist or not. I want to say a few words about this because it has been heart wrenching to not accept every entry. For the record, this was not easy.

I want to try to express what I felt as I looked through the photo entries, stories, and photos of you working at one of our looms or spinning wheels. First, it was a wonderful feeling to see our products being used–it really connected you to what we do, and vice verse. Your stories, which I hope to somehow share over time are equally engaging. What resonated with me was the deep commitment and joy weavers and spinners find in their involvement, as well as the integral part tools play in what you do. The show will open October 8th and will close December 1, 2009. So, if you live close by or your travels bring you to Boulder, I hope you’ll stop by to visit the show.

Thank you one and all for your efforts and enthusiasm!


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.