Fifty years ago, Barry Schacht made a drop spindle and inadvertently started a lifelong journey. Over the years, the company he created along with his brother Dan has become a leader in the world of weaving and spinning. Schacht’s success corresponds to the resurgence of handweaving and handspinning: as these crafts grew, so did we.
Over the next year, we hope you will join us in celebrating not only our company’s achievements, but also the community of weavers and spinners worldwide and the crafts that give so much to so many. We are proud and honored to be part of this enthusiastic, creative, and warm community. We want to hear your stories about your involvement in weaving and/or spinning and how our products have made a difference in what you do.
We will be sharing our stories, history, and profile many of our dedicated employees who work hard every day to make the tools you use and enjoy.
For a partial schedule of events, special edition products, and other anniversary announcements visit the anniversary homepage!
Learn more about Schacht, and about Jane and Barry in this episode of the Weave Podcast from Gist Yarns.