The holiday season is fast approaching! How wonderful would it be to gift someone you care about a new skill, or craft? Maybe there’s a fiber-loving friend on your list but you don’t know your mercerized cotton from your niddy-noddy. The choice can be overwhelming, so with that in mind, we’ve curated a selection of our favorite Fiber Source picks for you to give (or receive) this year!
The Complete Package
If you’re looking to gift someone a floor loom but you’re not sure where to start, give us a call. We are an official Schacht dealer and can help you (or the lucky recipient) decide what loom is best for your needs and budget, as well as provide all the accessories to get you set up and weaving beautiful projects over the winter months.
For the Spinner
Whether you’re gifting to a pro spinner or a complete beginner who’s never been near a sheep, you can’t go wrong with a traditional drop spindle and some colorful fiber. Budget and space friendly, this is a fun gift for someone to unwrap and start playing with right away! A friendly warning: this is a gateway-gift. You may not see or hear from them again until the snow melts.
For the Weaver-on-the-go
Consider a Schacht Zoom Loom. This 4″ x 4″ high quality pin loom comes with a handy case, needles, and instructions for all kinds of projects including clothing, toys, and even holiday ornaments. Great for all ages and abilities, and you can use it at home, at a coffee shop, or when travelling to visit family.
For the Historian
A copy of A Thread Through Time is a unique gift that includes the story of the Weavers Guild of Minnesota. It is a beautiful full-color publication that any textile enthusiast or history buff would love to own, and a great way to commemorate 75 years of the Guild. More reasons to celebrate this year! Order online…
For the Weaver who has Everything
If you’re buying for a weaver who has everything –no really, there is literally no more room for anymore yarn whatsoever– you might consider a donation to the Weavers Guild on their behalf. Any amount will help support our classes and programs, and ensure that the arts of weaving and spinning are passed down to future generations. A thoughtful and meaningful gift for the maker in your life.
We appreciate that not everyone is going out and buying floor looms, but we have plenty of smaller weaving and spinning accessories including brass reed hooks, beautiful handmade wingnut tools, and high quality spinning oil.
Still stuck? We have gift certificates! They can be used in Fiber Source, towards membership, and classes.