Oh, I admit it, I’m a Namaste fan. This year at TNNA I scooped up their new Hip Holster in Lime. It’s for knitting on the go, but I’ll take it everywhere. Another new product, their Buddy Case, is a handsome, compact case with a magnetic interior pads for securely holding those elusive pins and needles. From Stirling I found a small shoulder bag (available in fun colors, though I chose black) with a window for holding a piece of fabric. I can just imagine a fine krokbragd weaving inserted…a fun future project fantasy! I can’t wait to try a new paper “yarn”, Natural Club, made by Long-Chung and offered by Harvest Imports. I’m told it dyes fabulously—another future fantasy project! Harvest Imports had some mighty fine crocheted hats made from this yarn and they were solid, crisp of hand, classy.
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.