Every year about this time I encourage my fellow weavers and spinners to hit the bricks. Strut their stuff. Reach out. Celebrate spinning and weaving week. Why? Because it is the sharing of our craft, it is teaching others the craft that spinning and weaving move forward, continue, helps others find their heart’s desire. Where ever you are, I hope you’ll plan a spinning and weaving event the week of October 4-11. Or, like we’re doing in Boulder, celebrate all month long. I’d love to hear about your events, so please feel free to share them with me.
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.