Wednesday, July 16, 2014

little loomhouse

I visited the Little Loomhouse a couple weeks ago and have been dreaming of it ever since. It's three cabins tucked away in a wooded neighborhood in Louisville's South End where weavers, spinners, and dyers create some of the most beautiful things from yarn and fiber. According to the Little Loomhouse website, Frank Lloyd Wright visited and described the cabins as "three board and batten cabins set in the dignity of nature under the mighty oaks of Kenwood Hill." The cabins have dream catchers in the windows and looms lining the tables, ready to go. Oh, there's so much possibility there!

Have you ever been somewhere and just thought, "I have to find a way to be here more"? Well, that's the way I feel about the Little Loomhouse. It was started as a weaving workshop in 1939 sponsored by Eleanor Roosevelt and continues its goal of textile education today. I felt inspired by the surroundings, both nature and textiles, and I'm excited to learn from the people I met there.

I'm already planning my next visit.

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If you're local, be sure to check out the Little Loomhouse's workshop list. I want to try weaving and dyeing with indigo!


  1. Oh my, I thought the interior with the looms and cones of yarns was lovely but the exterior! And location! Simply enchanting, how I'd kill for a place like that to work (or visit!). Frank Lloyd Wright nailed it. You are so lucky :)

  2. Oh these kind of places are wonderful. I wish I could visit more wool farms soon!

  3. What a cool place. That little kitten is so fluffy. You must have had an amazing time there. Good for you.

  4. I've just taken up loom weaving and am completely in love with it. I would LOVE to spend some time at the Little Loomhouse ~ maybe I'll meet you there! xo

  5. Oh my! You have now added another "to do" to my list! I better teach more classes in the spring so I can take a class...and Emma would absolutely LOVE this! She's a terrific hand-sewer already!

  6. What an enchanting place! I would love to visit, it would be worth the trip! :)


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