I’ve been playing around with crickets. Not the insect, but our new Schacht Cricket Student Loom. We’ve designed this nifty, compact little loom for the school market, but I think any weaver who wants a compact loom to take along will love weaving on this honey of a loom. I even wove (always pushing the deadline) in the car last week on my way to visit Brown Sheep in Mitchell, Nebraska. This loom will come with all the equipment needed for weaving, including shuttle, threading hook, warping peg, table clamps, and instructions. We should have The Cricket ready to ship this fall, in plenty of time for holiday gift giving.
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.