Navajo Weaving, Diamonds, Dreams, Landscapes

You gotta go! This is a sensational show–and I’ve seen a lot of textile exhibits in 30 some years as a weaver. This exhibit, the first in a series of three installations, running over the next year, showcases the extraordinary Joe Ben Wheat Textile Collection at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, Henderson Bldg, Boulder, Colorado. Congratulations go out to curator Judy Newland!

The exhibit designer should be congratulated for bringing the pieces out from the wall–which somehow gives them more life and impact. I found the pieces and the installation thrilling. But don’t take my word for it. This is worth planning your vacation around. And while you’re here to visit the exhibit, call me and come for at factory tour.

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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.