Lap Loom Weaving

Grade(s): Kindergarten, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12

Location: Visual Art Studios at St. Albert Place (Art Gallery of St. Albert)

Program Delivery: In Studio

In ancient times, many households kept sheep, goats or camels and used their hair or wool to make clothing. Lap Looms are small, portable weaving tools used to speed up the process of moving one thread up and down through another thread to create a piece of woven fabric. Students will leave this workshop with a decorative fibre art wall hanging or coaster.



  • Art: refining forms, creative process, expression and celebration, fine and gross motor skill development, explore colours, shapes, and lines in art


Student Outcomes

  • The weaving process helps to promote basic math concepts, fine motor control, dexterity, concentration, self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment
  • Students will gain a basic understanding of how wool is carded, spun into threads and then woven on a small loom
  • Students connect with world cultures and experience diversity


Suggested Pairing

Exploring Art – Art Gallery of St. Albert