Welcome to The Little Loomhouse, a fiber arts education organization supported by the Lou Tate Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit.  Our mission is to continue the legacy of founder Lou Tate, master weaver, by ensuring the preservation of The Little Loomhouse landmark cabins and by educating students of all ages about the history of weaving and textile arts through diverse programs, residencies, and community partnerships.


COVID-19 Response

The Little Loomhouse is resuming regular operations with limited capacity, we strongly encourage reservations so we can prepare for your visit. We are making a hospitality promise to you. Social Distancing will be maintained and employees will be wearing face coverings. We are running a hepa filter in our Top House Weaving studio and we will be sanitizing all high touch and high traffic areas. We ask that if you are not feeling well please stay home. Just give us a call (502) 367-4792 and we would be happy to reschedule. If you have a gift certificate we will gladly honor its value past its expiration date. For the safety of our guests and staff, while you are here we ask that you wear a face mask in the buildings, use hand sanitizer on arrival, practice social distancing, and provide an email or phone number for contract tracing purposes. Thank you for your cooperation.

We will continue to offer free programming on our social media. Please follow us on Facebook here or on Instagram @thelittleloomhouseofficial to participate. If you’d like to purchase an item from the gift shop for pick-up, delivery, or to have an item shipped, visit our Shop & Camp/Class Sign up page. 

For more information on Covid-19 go to the  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Hours of operation

Tuesday-Friday 10am – 3pm     Saturday  11am – 4pm

For your visit to The Little Loomhouse, we recommend you wear comfortable closed-toe shoes, with a back, suitable for walking over gravel surfaces.

Mini-Weaving Lessons are available during our open hours. The cost is $7/person for the 20 minute session. You can expect to weave a “mug rug”/coaster souvenir to take home. Due to Covid-19 outbreak, classes are limited to 5 weavers, for larger groups please call for a reservation.

Upcoming Events

Please click on the event title for more information:

Sep 2020

Date/Time Event
09/05/2020 - 10/24/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
COVID-19 Response Exhibition
The Little Loomhouse, Louisville Kentucky
09/22/2020 - 09/24/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Drop-In Weaving, ages 6 - adults
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
09/26/2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Weave a Rag Runner for Beginners
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
09/29/2020 - 10/02/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Drop In Weaving -ages 6 to adults
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY

Oct 2020

Date/Time Event
10/10/2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Intro to Weaving
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
10/10/2020
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Intro to Spinning Yarn
Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
10/16/2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Needle Felt for Beginners -Mushrooms
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
10/17/2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Needle Felt for Beginners -Mushrooms
Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
10/24/2020
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Weave Plaid For Beginners
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY

Nov 2020

Date/Time Event
11/03/2020
All Day
Election Day Closure
11/07/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Virtual Holiday in the Woods
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
11/14/2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Intro to Weaving
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
11/14/2020
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Intro to Spinning
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
11/26/2020
All Day
Happy Thanksgiving -Closed Thanksgiving Day
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
11/28/2020
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Small Business Saturday
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY

Dec 2020

Date/Time Event
12/01/2020 - 12/04/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Drop In Weaving Ages 6 and up
Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
12/09/2020 - 12/11/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Drop In Weaving ages 6 to adults
Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
12/12/2020
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Intro to Weaving
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
12/12/2020
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Intro to Spinning Yarn
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
12/15/2020 - 12/18/2020
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Drop-In Weaving, Ages 6 years to adults
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY
12/24/2020 - 12/25/2020
All Day
Happy Holiday Season -Closed for Christmas Eve & Christmas
the Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY

May 2021

Date/Time Event
05/08/2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Mother's Day Tea and Weaving
Little Loomhouse, Louisville KY