If you have a yarn shop, then TNNA is a great place to see all that’s new in the yarn industry. TNNA (The National Needlework Association) hosts two shows a year, one in January in San Diego and the summer show in Columbus. This wholesale, members-only show features classes on running a business, techniques, and how to be a more successful shop. Since every major yarn company is there, TNNA is a great way to see what you want to stock next fall in your shop. We’ll have a Schacht booth and will show our small looms and spinning equipment. We’ll also have a prototype of our new entry-level take-along spinning wheel. We call it the Ladybug—because it is so cute and adorable. Spins great, too. Attractive price point. I’m teaching two classes: weaving a scarf in a day on the rigid heddle loom and introducing weaving to your shop.
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.