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~ Est. 1969 ~

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Schacht Spindle Company

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

Barry Schacht, along with his brother Dan, started the business when a friend wanted to learn to spin. They had heard about Greentree Ranch in Loveland, Colorado, where people raised sheep and taught spinning. One day they hopped in their van with friends and dogs and drove up to the ranch. Not only did they get a quick lesson in the art of the drop spindle, they also came home with a commission to make 200 of them.

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Since our earliest days, we have always felt strongly about education and outreach. We offer grants, scholarships and internships to assist with the growth and continuation of the spinning and weaving community. Schacht also works with local organizations to host or participate in events that bring spinning and weaving to the Boulder community.

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