In today's fast-paced, high-tech, super-hyped world, learning an ancient craft may be just the calming influence kids need. With Harrisville Designs' simple, sturdy, authentic hardwood lap loom, children and teens can learn basic techniques for weaving tapestries, wall hangings, bags, pillows, place mats, purses, and more. Equipped with slanted nylon pegs, this 12-by-16-inch loom comes with enough cotton warp string and wool yarn to weave one 9-by-15-inch project. You also get basic weaving tools, including a stick shuttle, a large blunt tapestry needle, and two shed sticks. In addition, a 16-page booklet provides information about the history of weaving, as well as instructions in basic technique. Winner of Learning
magazine's Teachers' Choice Award, this loom is recommended for children ages 7 and older, although preteens will probably need adult help to get started. --Joan DeClaire
With Harrisville Designs Lap Loom (Style A), children and teens can master the basic techniques for weaving tapestries, wall hangings, bags, pillows, place mats, purses and more. Harrisville Designs Style A Lap Loom is a simple, authentic and practical way learn to weave. This Lap Loom measures 12" x 16" and is perfect for smaller weaving projects. With this frame loom you can weave while the loom rests on a table, on the floor, or on your lap. The jewel toned yarn and instructions included with the Lap Loom result in a 9" x 15" tapestry in the Fiesta Design. The Lap Loom Kit comes with everything you need to complete 1 project: 100% Pure Wool Weft Yarn, 1 oz. Cotton Warp String, 1 tapestry needle, 2 Wooden Shed Sticks, 2 Wooden Stick Shuttles (8" each), and illustrated instructions. Suitable for children ages 7 and up, this kit is a Winner of the Teachers Choice Award. Harrisville Designs is located in the Monadnock Highlands of Southwestern New Hampshire. A family owned business, Harrisville Designs was established in 1971. Our goal is to preserve and share the textile heritage of our small New Hampshire village, by providing the highest quality materials for easy projects you and your children can make at home. Children feel proud when they create beautiful, practical items they can use at home or give as gifts. Hand weaving, knitting and felting are wonderful intergenerational activities your whole family can share. All Harrisville products are 100 per cent made in the USA.