Paper Bag and Buttons Vessel #1, 2010

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I like to weave paper baskets as a break from loom weaving. I also like to use recycled materials. This one is woven from folded paper bags and embellished with antique buttons. Is is currently on display at the University of Colorado University Memorial Center Art Gallery in Boulder. The show, Fiber Reconnections, opens today. The reception which is open to the public is on Thursday April 8th between 4:30 and 6:30. Sponsored by the Handweavers Guild of Boulder, this exhibit of HGB member work was juried by Betsy Blumenthal and Denise Perreault.

Schacht Spindle

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960's 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.