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April 2023 Newsletter
Wear It with Verve
Designed and woven by Mackenzie Keller
When our custom dyed yarn arrived and we started to plan a project to celebrate Barry Schacht’s 80th birthday, all of us at Schacht were struck by the color changes in the yarn, so we planned a scarf to highlight its beauty. The finished project is a light yet weighty extra-long scarf that feels great to wear, and captivates through color and texture.
Join Us in Celebrating Barry’s 80th Birthday
Contact your local Schacht dealer to order a limited edition Cherry Ladybug. The Cherry Ladybug features a sleek black drive wheel and a special quotation laser-engraved on the back of the wheel. Barry chose the quotation; you’ll also see his date of birth.
Congratulations to Our 2023 Schacht Tools for Schools Grant Winners
Brooklyn Heights Montessori School in Brooklyn, New York
With their 15″ Cricket looms, 7th and 8th grade students at Brooklyn Heights Montessori School will combine math, science, humanities, and art to create wool scarves. Students will naturally dye their wool yarn, plan a weaving, warp and weave on the rigid heddle loom, and finish the project for structural integrity. They’ll donate finished scarves to local organizations that assist people who live without homes.
Christ the Divine Teacher School in Latrobe, Pennsylvania
Christ the Divine Teacher School will receive 8″ Easel Weaver looms for their art curriculum and Fiber Arts Club. Students will design and make wall hangings as they learn about the history of handwoven textiles. Since the Fiber Arts Club has been using cardboard looms, Easel Weavers will expand their weaving potential.
Fine Line Creative Arts Center in Saint Charles, Illinois
With the addition of Flip Rigid Heddle looms, Fine Line Creative Arts Center will grow their weaving and textiles program. Fine Line was founded in 1979, where they started with weaving classes. Their curriculum now includes other craft media, but they remain dedicated to teaching weaving. They organize a Teacher Institute Day where 80 K-12 educators learn about teaching weaving in their own classrooms. The rigid heddle looms will be used to train teachers as well as their classes open to the general public.
Marine Mills Folk School in Saint Croix, Minnesota
Marine Mills Folk School is an experiential learning center where students can learn about fiber arts, woodworking, baking, and more. It was founded in 2018 and has expanded greatly since. The school will receive 15″ Cricket Looms to further their fiber arts program. They currently have inkle and tapestry looms and are excited to offer rigid heddle weaving as another way for students to weave.