That’s a Wrap!

With much pride and excitement, we can finally announce our grand total!

25,819 yards!

What does 25,819 yards mean?

That is 14.6 miles

That would stretch across Boulder 3.65 times

That is 258 football fields

It would nearly cross the English Channel at its narrowest point.etc., etc., etc.

Congratulations to all of the spinners around the country who participated in Spinzilla! We can’t wait to hear from all of the other teams out there.

Spinzilla was a huge success for us here at Schacht Spindle Company, where nearly half of our team was comprised of brand new spinners. 11 out of our 25 spinners were BRAND NEW and had never spun before. This makes us so proud and gives us hope for the future of the craft. It is so amazing to us that so many people were drawn to spinning, and a few of them are so excited about it that they have chosen to buy their own wheels. All of our spinners progressed in their skills and refined their techniques as the week went on. Many of us spun more in the last week than we did all year long. Our experienced spinners remarked that it was wonderful to teach people how to spin and finally see it click.

This is a picture of handspun yarn showing the progress of a beginning spinner

Yarn from Deb F. – Early in the week on the Left, and then by Friday on the Right

We spent nearly a whole day winding off the yarn onto spools using our electric bobbin winder and our handy yardage counter, which sliced hours of time off of the measuring process.

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Benjamin Krudwig

Benjamin is the Content Manager at Schacht, and loves creating weaving and spinning content for the Schacht blog. His other spinning and weaving work can be seen in Handwoven, Spin-Off and the SIP Easy Weaving With Little Looms. You may find him on Instagram as @benjamin_krudwig