Madelyn Van der Hoogt Weaving on the Cricket Loom


Susie Liles of the Eugene Textile Center sent this snappy, happy photo of past Handwoven editor Madelyn van der Hoogt weaving on the Cricket Loom in their Convergence booth. Stop by to try the Cricket and say hi. You also might see our very own Judy Pagels and Denise Renee walking the show.

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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.