TNNA Report—It’s All Good

Just back and recovering from a fabulous TNNA show. I’m not just making it up when I say that there was actually a “weaving buzz”! My “Weave Now Class-how to introduce weaving to your shop” was sold out and I had enthusiastic students in my rigid heddle weaving all-day workshop. Melissa (sales and marketing), Stephanie (sales and customer service), and I talked our heads off in our Schacht booth and had a great time doing it. We enjoyed meeting and chatting with our current customers, new dealers, and curious knit shop owners who just wanted to know more about weaving and spinning. Our new Cricket loom received rave reviews. Melissa, Stephanie, and I all wove skirts to wear in the booth (too bad we forgot to take pictures) and we are pretty sure we were “hot”. (If you think you are, you are? Right?) Anyway, our little trio will be at Convergence next week and we’ll really, really, try to get a picture to share. The news from TNNA: “real” yarn is back. Thank God. Beautiful piled yarns in sport and fingering weights were in abundance and will show off the new interest in stitch pattern knitting. Indie dyers were plentiful with their gorgeous painted and hand-dyed pallets. I’ve shown some of my favorite finds above, all from Berocco.

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.