The Schacht Report: A Whole Lot of Stuff Goin’ on

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Dear Readers,
I keep wanting to find the time to communicate how excited we are that the world is starting to embrace weaving. We’re seeing such interest and excitement—and we can’t help but be infused with enthusiasm.

We started the year off at TNNA where we saw more and more interest from knitting shops—especially in the Cricket Rigid Heddle Loom.

Now, back in the office, we are hearing from newbies just wanting to start off, as well as those who started weaving in the 1970’s and 80’s and are now finding time to get back to weaving. Needless to say, we’re lovin’ it.

We’ve got some new products in the works: The Wolf Pup LT (lamms and treadles) features the same super Wolf Pup design with the addition of lamms and treadles to enable multiple harness tie-ups. The new Wolf Pup LT will also sport our new quick release back beam to make threading the heddles easier. (All of our Baby Wolf and Mighty Wolf Looms will soon have this feature as well.) The new Wolf Pup LT will be available in mid March. Retail price: $1185.00.

Flip Trap
We’re not sure why we didn’t think of this earlier, but our intern last summer, Angela Johnson, suggested it to us. The Flip Trap is a fabric tray that attaches to the front of the Flip Loom by sliding rods into the end holes. It’s a perfect place for storing shuttles and supplies during weaving. Recommended for use with the Trestle Stand. Available in March. 15” $26, 20” $27, 25” $28.

We’re still working through the backlog of Matchless and Ladybug Bulky Plyer Flyers. So, if you have one of those on orders, know that these are coming along.

So, in the middle of all this frenzy there’s been precious little time to weave. I do have a few projects in mind and hope to share more of my work from the loom very soon.