Schacht Wolf Pup 810 Loom, 8 Shafts, 10 Treadles

The Schacht Wolf Pup 810 Loom

The Schacht Wolf Pup 810 Loom is a Wolf Pup / Baby Wolf hybrid! With 8 harnesses and 10 treadles and a weaving width of 18″, this compact loom weaves like the Baby Wolf with the size and portability of the Wolf Pup Loom.
I have been hoping that Schacht would make the Wolf Pup with 8 harnesses. It will be the perfect loom for taking to 4 or 8 shaft weaving workshops. The Wolf Pup 810 Loom looks slightly different than the Baby Wolf Loom. The brake will be different and the legs will be somewhat different. View it on our site here.

Schacht Flatiron Spinning Wheel

Schacht’s NEW Flatiron Spinning Wheel

Schacht’s NEW Saxony Style  Flatiron Spinning Wheel  can be set up with the flyer on the left or the right, has 3 tension modes (Double Drive, Scotch Tension or Bobbin lead), a thoughtfully designed fine threaded tension control, fully adjustable drive wheel, and self aligning bronze bearings in the flyer maidens. The bobbins are easy to change with their clever quick release lever. The drive wheel is 22.5 inches in diameter. The Flatiron Wheel weighs just 15 lbs and ships packed flat! Bobbins, Whorls and Flyer are all interchangeable with Schacht’s other wheels and there will be a bulky flyer capability. Like all Schacht products, the Flatiron wheel was thoughtfully designed and beautifully crafted. See all the details on the new Flatiron Spinning Wheel on our website.

Schacht Flatiron Spinning Wheel Mother of All

Schacht Flatiron Spinning Wheel Back View


Beautiful Potholders woven on the Potholder PRO Loom

potholder-kit-2-smI have been having fun weaving potholders on the NEW larger size Harrisville Potholder Pro Loom which is made entirely in the USA. It makes a potholder approx. 8.25 inches square and has nice thick cotton loops and every loop fits! I decided to see what I could come up with using a package of peacock, lime and plum loops.  View PotholderPro Kit-1
They have so many great colors to work with! I went on to weave 10 more potholders this time using 5 different colors. I am currently weaving Classic Size Potholders using the same 5 colors to complement my larger Autumn Colors potholders.
View the PotholderPRO Autumn Colors Kit        View all our Potholder Looms, Loops and Kits

Three Sequined Scarf Patterns

Three Sequined Scarf Patterns by Lois Scarbrough

Pictured are 3 Sequined Scarves that I wove earlier this year. These fashionable sequined scarves were fast to warp up at 5 ends per inch and they wove up quickly. The sequins are plied right in with the yarn so there is no fuss weaving with them. The scarves look quite festive with the sequins and will make great gifts! I wove all three on my 10″ Schacht Cricket Loom using Alpine Meadow Yarns Sequined Novelty Boucle for the weft and Brown Sheep Yarns for the warp. Links to the free patterns follow: Glistening Berries Scarf Pattern, Razzamatazz Scarf Pattern, Bedazzled Scarf Pattern. Rigid Heddle Weaving Kits are available.

Schacht 15 inch Cricket Loom

Weaving On A Rigid Heddle Loom DVD with Jane Patrick

The Rigid Heddle Loom—a simple device with a hard-sounding name—is remarkably versatile and easy to use. It’s great for beginners, but equally great for seasoned weavers who can explore its endless potential while never getting bored. If you’re accustomed to thinking of the rigid heddle loom as a placemat loom, be prepared. In this 2-disc set, you’ll see how to use it for all kinds of fabrics—from sturdy little rugs to sheer shawls, from simple plain weaves to complex finger manipulations to doubleweave and beyond. Purchase Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom. Continue reading “Weaving On A Rigid Heddle Loom DVD with Jane Patrick” … More

Grandmother and Granddaughter Weaving Together

Penelope, one of my customers shared with me how her Granddaughter Neva is weaving with her on her floor loom. They sit side by side on the bench. Neva sometimes holds the shuttle for Penelope. There could be no better way for Neva to get started weaving than with her loving Grandmother!

Note from Penelope about the photo: She always says, “beat” at this moment. She has been quick to pick up on the terminology. By the way, it was the bobbin winder which first attracted her to the loom. You may or may not recall that I needed to get a replacement elastic loop for the wheel as it received a bit more vigorous use than usual.

Penelope told me that Neva sometimes sits at the loom with her Teddy Bear and holds the shuttle and explains to her bear what weaving is all about. Oh to be a fly on the wall when she does that!

Interesting project woven on the Cricket Loom by Diana, aka chewiedox

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One of our customers, Diana, just ordered a Schacht Cricket loom, Variable dent reed and Cricket Bag so she could take it with her and weave anywhere, especially her local coffee shop.

One of the perks of being in the Spinning and Weaving business is the wonderful people I get to talk to everyday. I always enjoy hearing what they are doing. Diana is a very creative person so I couldn’t wait to see what she wove on her new portable loom. She just sent me a photo of her first project on the Cricket loom. It is so interesting, I had to ask if I could share it on our blog. Diana kindly shared how she made the larger pieces that she inserted into her weaving.

Weaving by chewiedox: The inlay sections are felted pieces that I made. I used ArtFelt paper and lightly needle felted everything to it, moistened it and ran it through the clothes dryer, then peeled the paper backing off. I used intact locks, sari silk fibers, noils, and bits of yarn. I just grabbed a selection and did the felting while I was at Starbucks.

Click on photo at left to view full size.

Sidekick – Unbeatable Travel Wheel – New Travel Bags!

We have the new Schacht Sidekick Bags in stock now.

In my opinion, the Schacht Sidekick Wheel can’t be beat! It folds easily, travels well and spins beautifully. You can even put the optional Schacht Bulky Flyer on it! What more could one ask for in a travel wheel?

Sidekick wheels are in stock and on sale at Bountiful!

Learn more about the Sidekick folding travel wheel in the Know Your Sidekick Video below featuring Jane Patrick at Schacht Spindle.