//Studio & Equipment Rentals
Studio & Equipment Rentals 2018-06-02T10:44:06+00:00

Is a lack of a studio space and equipment slowing you down? Do you need a creative escape? WGM is here to help! The classrooms and equipment are available for WGM Members to work on fiber projects. We also have a kitchenette, so feel free to bring snacks and settle in for hours of creativity! Equipment is available during WGM business hours; please check the calendar on the homepage for room availability and then call/email the office to confirm availability and reserve your spot. Use of equipment is a Member benefit: join WGM or renew your membership.

Floor Loom equipment, in the Floor Loom Room

  • Schacht floor looms, 8 Harness, 26″ – 46″ weaving width
    • One loom includes a sectional warping beam
    • One loom includes a supplementary back beam
  • Warping reel
  • Warping boards, bobbin winders, and other tools
  • Floor looms and small equipment cannot go off-site

Floor Loom on-site Rental Rate: $5 per day or $30 for two weeks.

Rug Room equipment, in the Rug Room

  • Kessenich floor looms, 8 Harness, 42″ weaving width
  • Glimakra Countermarch looms, 8 Harness, 48″ weaving width
  • Warping boards, bobbin winders, and other tools
  • Rug looms and small equipment cannot go off-site

Rug Loom on-site Rental Rate: $5 per day or $30 for two weeks.

Portable looms

  • Schacht 20″ Flip, Beka rigid heddle looms
  • Schacht and Ashford inkle looms
  • Rigid heddle looms and inkle looms can go off-site with a rental deposit

Portable loom on/off-site Rental Rate: $5 per day or $30 for two weeks.

Spinning wheels and equipment, in the Spinning Room

  • Double & single treadle spinning wheels from a variety of manufacturers:  Ashford, Kromski, Majacraft, Lendrum, Louet and Schacht
  • Electric Spinning Wheels (e-spinners)
  • Drum and hand carders, flickers, and other tools (wool combs, niddy noddies, lazy kates, ball winders, yarn swifts, scales, yarn balances)
  • Fine fiber drum carder; other drum carders
  • Electric drum carder

Electric Drum Carder Rental Rate: $3 per hour; requires a safety orientation prior to use.
Spinning wheel rental rates: $5 per day or $30 for two weeks. Some spinning wheels can be taken off-site with a rental deposit; the list of wheels is available in the spinning room.

Equipment Rental
WGM classes and workshops receive priority for room and equipment use. Contact the office for availability and to reserve a loom, spinning wheel, or the electric drum carder – 612-436-0463 or info@weaversguildmn.org

Non-Member Space Rentals
The Weavers Guild of Minnesota offers three light-filled, high ceiling studios available for hourly rental. We have three private meeting rooms that can each accommodate up to 15 people comfortably. Tables, chairs, kitchen access and free parking is provided. We are located on the LRT, near the UMN TC campus. You can make your reservation online using this form. There is a $20 non-member hourly fee for use of any of the three studios. You will receive a confirmation with a invoice via your email address provided once your request form is submitted and your reservation is confirmed. Fine print: Cancellations made at least one week in advance will get a full refund of your booking fee. Studios can be reserved Monday – Friday from 9am – 5pm and Saturdays from 9am – 5pm. Reservations are accepted up to two months in advance. Other accommodations can be made outside of these standard hours on a case-by-case basis with enough notice. We require a minimum of two hours for rental. Feel free to e-mail or call us at 612-436-0463 with any questions.