Space & Equipment Use Benefit

Is a lack of a studio space and equipment slowing you down? Do you need a creative escape? WGM is here to help!

WGM’s common spaces are available to Guild members during open hours to work on fiber projects. Availability of equipment and other spaces is subject to our class and interest group schedule. Please check the calendar on the homepage for room availability and then call or email the office to confirm availability and make a reservation.

Use of equipment is a benefit of Guild membership: join or renew your WGM membership.

WGM also requires those utilizing equipment to have relevant, prior experience in weaving, spinning, or fiber prep. If you are interested in utilizing Guild equipment, but have no prior experience, check out our class page or contact us for assistance finding an opportunity that best matches your needs.

Floor Loom Equipment

*Requires previous floor loom weaving experience to utilize equipment.

  • Schacht Baby & Mighty Wolf floor looms: 8 Harness, 26″ – 36″ weaving width
  • Kessenich floor looms: 8 Harness, 36″ – 42″ weaving width (suitable for rug weaving)
  • Glimakra Countermarch looms: 8 Harness, 48″ weaving width (requires knowledge of countermarch loom operation)
  • Louet Megado Dobby loom: 32 Harness, 110 cm weaving width (requires knowledge of dobby loom operation)
  • Warping mills and boards, bobbin winders, and other tools

Floor looms are available for on-site rental. On-Site Rental Rate: $9 per day or $50 for two weeks.

Portable Looms

*Requires previous weaving experience to utilize equipment.

  • Schacht 20″ Flip rigid heddle looms
  • Schacht inkle looms

Portable looms are available for off-site rental. Off-Site Rental Rate: $9 per day or $50 for two weeks.

Spinning Wheels & Equipment

*Requires previous spinning experience to utilize equipment.

  • Double & single treadle spinning wheels from a variety of manufacturers:  Ashford, Kromski, Majacraft, Lendrum, Louet, & Schacht
  • Electric spinning wheels from a variety of manufacturers: Hansen, Ashford, Dreaming Robots
  • Hand carders, flickers, wool combs, niddy noddies, ball winders, yarn swifts, scales, yarn balances
  • Drum carders, including fine carder from a variety of manufacturers: Patrick Green, Louet, Strauch, and Ashford

Some spinning wheels are available for off-site rental: Ashford Kiwi wheels, Louet single-treadle wheels, Lendrum single- and double-treadle wheels. Off-Site Rental Rate: $9 per day or $50 for two weeks.

Electric Drum Carder

*Requires a safety orientation prior to use. Email to schedule.

  • Duncan 16″ drum width with brush

Equipment Rental Process

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