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February 2021

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Upcoming Events

Estes Park Wool Market

June 8, 2023 Meet us in Estes Park!

New York State Sheep and Wool Festival (Rhinebeck)

October 19, 2023 Sheep and Wool Festival website

February 2021 Newsletter

Limited Edition Kits

Add some handmade to your home décor this month with our Rope Machine Kits. They include everything you need to create Incredible Macramé Coasters! This kit is truly one-of-a-kind with hand-dyed yarn from Emma’s Yarn.

Haven’t made rope or macramé before?
Watch our tutorial on IGTV here.

Learn about Emma’s Yarn, the dyers who created the exclusive colorway for these kits!

Upcoming Events


We’ll be using an exclusive colorway and our limited edition Cherry Ladybug Spinning Wheel in our upcoming Long Draw Spin-along, March 1-15!

Long draw. Onlookers gasp when they see it. Spinners love it for making lofty, low-twist yarns. If you’re intimidated by it, join us for a Spin-along on Instagram Live from March 1 to 15. Each week, look for a new video and Stephanie’s tips—they’ll have you drawing like a master. 

Watch the Sneak-peek below!

What We’re Spinning

St. Mary’s Glacier Spinning Fiber

St. Mary’s Glacier Spinning Fiber

Lisa Souza Dyeworks designed this colorway exclusively for Schacht Spindle Company.

You’ve probably never imagined rolling around on a glacier (unless you’re a polar bear—in which case, congrats for learning how to spin and to read!). But when you get your hands on this luscious braid of 50/50 merino and silk, that’s exactly what you’ll want to do. Expertly dyed by Lisa Souza, these moody blues will form the softest, warmest ice you’ll ever find. We named it for our beloved Colorado glacier, St. Mary’s.

Cherry Ladybug

We’ve taken the classic Ladybug Spinning Wheel and transformed it into a cherry delight! Gorgeous cherry wood is complemented by a sleek black drive wheel.

Like the maple Ladybug, the Cherry Ladybug has characteristic solid Schacht construction and its unique design is both functional and charming. Each Ladybug wheel is unique—somewhere on your wheel is your very own ladybug pal. The Ladybug can be used in Scotch tension, Irish tension, and double drive modes. Designed-in carrying handles in the legs and light weight make the Ladybug convenient to pick up and transport. Included with each wheel are a poly drive band, threading hook, three travel bobbins, medium and fast whorls, and double drive band. Each wheel comes with one of our signature ladybug enamel pins.

3rd Annual Schacht Tools for Schools Grant

The deadline for our equipment grant is March 1st. If you or someone you know would like to apply, it’s time to start your application!

Hawlemont Elementary School was one of our first recipients from 2019. Read about their awesome weaving program here! Learn about our 2020 recipients here!

Apply here


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