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 1960's 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.