An Update

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I’ve been working on the finger-control chapter of my upcoming rigid heddle weaving book, due to Interweave mid August. If I don’t post much between now and then, you now know why. I’ve haven’t escaped to the garden (though I’d love to) or gone on an extended bike ride (miss those rides). I’m home weaving (do love it, though not the pending deadline), writing, taking photos.

Anyway, I was lamenting to a friend about all of the great weaving books that are now out-of-print. She mentioned a bit of good news: The photo illustrations for Mary Black’s New Key to Weaving can be found on-line through the Canadian archives. Here’s the link. http://www.gov.ns.ca/nsarm/virtual/black/Results.asp?Search=cs The REALLY good news is that these photos are in color and better than the original printed book copy.

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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.