Team Schacht is Winding up for Spinzilla


A Pile’O Hi-Los

With Spinzilla right around the corner (Oct. 7-13) and the Flood behind us, we at Schacht Spindle Company are ready to hit the treadles and fill those bobbins. Our Schacht Team spent an hour last Thursday teaching some of our employees how to spin on a drop spindle. Our team is brimming with enthusiasm to pile the yardage on! Most of the company is participating; even Barry picked up his drop spindle. Our new spinners are already catching on to the spindle and are spinning yards of yarn; they will be well-prepared for battle in the week to come.

Half of the team spinning.

We are thrilled that this event has inspired many people to pick up a spindle and spin. We hope to infuse the future generation with the passion for creating yarn.

We will be holding “help” sessions for our new spinners throughout this week to prime them for the big event next week.

Not all of our team will be spinning on the Hi-lo drop spindle; as a handful have their own wheels ranging from the trusty Sidekick to the powerful Schacht-Reeves.

We are excited to dive into our fiber and exhaust our “collections.” However it is certain that we will fill up on more fiber immediately after the event is over.

Spin, Spin, Spin!

Are you participating in Spinzilla? Let us know what you are spinning and if you have a personal goal.
Are you part of a team or are you going Rogue?

Happy spinning, and good luck!

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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.