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. 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 will leave this workshop with a decorative fibre art wall hanging or coaster.


We’re a non-profit organization, and program fees help cover the cost of instruction, supplies and equipment.

  • We charge a minimum class fee based on 16 students
  • $9 per student


We’ll send an invoice to your school within one month—please don’t bring your payment to the workshop.

Please make cheques payable to Arts and Heritage St. Albert. Include invoice numbers and mail to: Arts and Heritage St. Albert, Suite #200, 20 Perron Street, St. Albert, AB  T8N 1E4

For account inquiries, contact us at 780-459-1163 or

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Total Time

1.5 hours


Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade 8, Grade 9, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Curriculum Link

Art, Creative Expression, Social Studies


Visual Arts Studios, St. Albert Place