Schacht Spinning Wheels and Weaving Looms

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Choosing a SPINNING WHEEL

From the entry-level Ladybug to the incredible Matchless, a Schacht spinning wheel is a great investment, designed to last and be handed down. And for a very flexible and compact spinning wheel, check out the Flatiron. Schacht Spindle Company has been producing hand-crafted weaving and spinning equipment in Boulder, CO since 1969. Fab's got the perfect selection and if you don't see what you need, just ask!

Looking for a spinning wheel for beginners or want to learn how to use a spinning wheel? The Schacht Ladybug is the perfect spinning wheel for someone just starting out and is easy to learn on.


SCHACHT SPINDLE COMPANY HISTORY

Schacht Spindle Company, Inc. was founded during the back-to-earth movement of the late 1960's and its accompanying craft resurgence.

Their first model was a portable tapestry loom, a version of which they still make today. To spread the word about weaving (and to get dates!), they taught classes at the Boulder Free School, and soon opened a retail shop to serve students.

In the beginning, they designed simple looms and accessories at one of the university's woodworking shops. Their early manufacturing was done with the help of a commune and a retired woodworker in Loveland. Later, they set up a shop in a garage. From there they moved through a series of "real" factory spaces with honest-to-goodness power equipment. In 1985 they built a factory in Boulder. Today, they build their looms in a 35,000 square foot factory with 50 employees, and are one of the world's leading makers of handweaving looms and spinning wheels.

Schacht has been designing handweaving and handspinning equipment since 1969, crafting high quality products to fit the craftsperson's work.