Flip Rigid Heddle Loom: Take it with You

Last week I drove a friend to Denver for chemo. I also had a project deadline. What to do? I took my weaving with me and wove while I waited. Even though I’ve been rigid heddle weaving for years, I’d never actually taken my Flip loom with me.

So as not to be intrusive in the waiting room, I wove outside in my car, sitting in the back seat with Flip propped up on the back of the front seat. It was a glorious Colorado fall day. I enjoyed listening to the sounds of the city, the cool fall breeze coming in through the car windows, and at peace, throwing my shuttle to and fro. An added bonus was being of assistance to a friend without feeling panicky about my deadline.

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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.