Off to Tampa

I’m off to Tampa for Convergence, hosted by the Tropical Weavers Guild under the umbrella of the Handweavers Guild of America (HGA). Schacht will have a booth in the commercials and I hope that if you are in attendance you will stop by and say “hi”. We’ll be kicking off Schacht’s 40th anniversary, so come visit us just to chat, congratulate my hubby Barry Schacht on all of his many contributions, and also watch him demonstrate his pet product, the Incredible Rope Machine (we’re not sure he knows he’s doing this yet…!), register for our product give aways—which we’ll be doing on the final day. Every other year I look forward to seeing weavers and industry folk I’ve known for years both as Handwoven’s editor and currently as sales and service manager for Schacht Spindle. It’s also wonderful to meet new people. I like to hear about and see what you are excited about. Hope to see you in Tampa.

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.