Welcome Back


On May 11th, we reopened the factory for production. It is wonderful to be working again, making the products that you have been waiting for. We thank you for your continued patience and encouragement during this time.

Though we’re back—and so glad to be working again—things aren’t quite the same: there are morning health checks and yellow lines on the floor to mark social distancing guidelines. Eight porta-potties dot the parking lot. People eat lunch at their work stations, instead of gathering in the lunch room. Everyone on site has to wear a mask. What hasn’t changed: careful crafting of products and close attention to detail at each step of the process.

“Schacht really looked out for us during the closure, but it’s great to be back at work. I’m just happy to see product going out the door to our customers again!” —Troy, Loom Assembler

Our office workers continue to work from home. Any employee who is vulnerable due to health concerns or age continues to shelter in place. We feel good about the health measures we have in place to ensure the safety of our workers.

We hope that you are doing well and are finding comfort in weaving and spinning. Our Explore Tapestry Weave-along and Quarantine Spin-long have just ended, but you can still find the posts on our blog! If you’ve struggled to find focus or need a good reason to try something new, these posts may inspire you.

We have been heartened by our Schacht community, as well as the community of weavers and spinners who have reached out to each other and offered support. We are grateful to have spinning and weaving during this period of confinement. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance at info@schachtspindle.com.

Jane Patrick and the Schacht Team


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.