The Little Loomhouse demonstrates weaving, spinning, and other fiber arts at several museums, schools, and other community organizations. We can customize a workshop to meet your group’s needs, up to 30 students. Lessons are designed to be 50 minutes in length. Rates include materials. Scholarships are available for qualified participants, thanks to a generous grant from the Norton Foundation and other sponsors.
For more information, contact us at:
Name of your group and location
Number of participants
Age of the students
Possible date and time
Contact person, address, phone number and email
Fiber & Spinning
1 class periods
Students will be introduced to different types of fiber and their uses, how wool is spun into yarn and how to ply yarn. Students will take home a small amount of spun wool and friendship bracelet.
3-4 class periods (1st – 2nd grade) 3 class periods (3rd-12th grade)
$450 – $600
Students will weave on individual lap looms while rotating turns onto a Lou Tate Little Loom. Students will finish individual pieces for take-home and a group piece will be cut from little loom for classroom display.
Loom Weaving with Fiber & Spinning
4-5 class periods (1st-2nd grade) 4 class periods (3rd-12th grade)
This is a comprehensive program on fiber, from raw wool to woven piece. Students will take home a small amount of spun wool, woven pieces, and a group piece will be done on the Little Loom for classroom display.
Add a Fiber & Spinning Lesson to any of the programs below
1 additional class period
an additional $150
In this lesson, Students will complete a small amount of handspun wool to be used in designing and weaving any of the Visiting Artist Project below:
3 class periods
Students will learn about Navajo weaving traditions and will design and weave a miniature Navajo rug.
4th – 12th Grades
3 class periods
Students will learn about the history and folk art tradition of weaving coverlets. Students will weave their own miniature coverlet to take home.
2 class periods
Students will learn about the tradition of weaving Dream Catchers. Students will design and weave a personal dream catcher.
Off Loom Weaving: in the Round
2-3 class periods
Students will be introduced to the art of Weaving in the Round. Students will design and weave their own pieces woven in the round.
Stitching Stories/Story Quilts
(Individual Project or Collaborative Project)
3-5 class periods
Looking at the work of African American Story Quilt Artists Harriet Powers and Faith Ringgold, Students will design and create their own story quilt square based on their own experiences growing up. Turn this into a Collaborative Project to have a large permanent piece of art for your school.
Visiting Artist for the Day
Designed for 4-6 class 50 minute periods in one day
Please call for pricing
Bring a Little Loomhouse Artist to your School for the day. The perfect fit for Pioneer Day, Harvest Homecoming, or School Assembly. Demonstration includes an introduction to different types of fiber, how to spin wool into yarn, and weaving on the Little Loom.
Loom Rental School Program
Bring a Little Loom into your classroom for a month.
A trained Little Loomhouse Artist will come to your school, set up a Little Loom and give one hour of instruction to the teacher on care and use. Included is one lesson plan and accompanying literature for 1st-7th grades.
The Lou Tate Foundation appreciates the opportunity to bring fiber arts into your classroom.