Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New! Schacht Ladybug Spinning Wheels!

We are excited to announce the arrival of Ladybug spinning wheels at Fancy Tiger! Jaime and I went on a tour of the Schacht workshop in Boulder and got to meet the people who make these adorable and awesome spinning wheels. We are happy to be working with Schacht--not only is it a fantastic local company, but they even have their own community gardens, chickens and bees that are shared by the employees!

Liz, our guide, showed us the workshop where Schacht cuts each piece for their wheels and looms.

Then we went to meet Dave. Dave is the man who assembles each and every Ladybug. He has a lot of sweet tools. We suspect Dave is the one who hides the teeny ladybug on each wheel.

And here is our new fleet of Ladybugs, all ready to go!

We finally found the perfect spinning wheel to compliment our spinning section. The Ladybug wheel is comfortable, sturdy, and comes in two set ups--regular flyer or the bulky, art-yarn flyer. You can come see them in person in our upstairs spinning section, and perhaps take one home for your very own!

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