Come to Aspen this Saturday, July 10th, between 10 and 3. We’ll have a Make Booth in the Gondola Plaza—along with a bunch of other Mini Maker Faire folk. Liz Gipson and Denise Renee will be there to help you make a cool wrist band—see above—on the Cricket Loom. The Mini Maker Faire is running in conjunction with the Aspen Ideas Festival. Liz scored a press pass so we’ll be passing along some of the ideas and thoughts she hears during the Friday afternoon and evening sessions. Tell Liz and Denise that Jane sent you…and have fun!
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.