In the world of textiles and fiber art, weaving is fundamental … so, it’s important that our year-round youth programs teach children weaving. Will you help us bring the joy of weaving to the next generation?

We are seeking individuals or groups to donate $500, which will give you the opportunity to name a cricket loom! By donating this amount, you aren’t just providing a machine, but you are also contributing to materials and instructor time for a full weaving experience. This type of challenge worked so well two years ago with our broken down sewing machines that our students now proudly learn and create on shiny new Alice, Elaine, Harriet, Gini, Nancy, SEWPHY I and II, and Steve sewing machines.

The Cricket Loom, by Schacht Spindle Company, is ideal for a new weaver, easy to set up and warp, and crafted to last. We would love to offer our fiber artists in-the-making the opportunity of working on a cricket loom! Please consider making this important learning tool a reality for countless youth for years to come.

If you are interested in contributing – any amount helps – please contact Jenny Jones, Director of Communications and Annual Giving, at or 612-436-0464 or, contribute directly via and include the note: CRICKET.