Wooden small weaving frame (loom) / Waldorf handicraft tools – Glückskäfer
Glückskäfer’s small weaving frame is a wooden loom perfect for introducing children to the traditional and fun craft of weaving. It is ideal for beginners learning to weave!
This wooden loom for children is made up of a wooden frame with notches to thread your wool for the warp and 2 wooden shuttles to hold your wool as you weave the weft. The set also includes a stop comb to push down your weaving on the loom
Weaving is a highly tactile experience and a fun, creative Waldorf handwork activity. It is taught in Waldorf Schools worldwide from around the age of 6 and projects can range from beginner to advanced.
The Glückskäfer small wooden weaving frame measures 15 x 18 x 3cm and is suitable from 5 years and up. It is of a high quality and sustainably made in Europe from wood with natural, safe and non-toxic water-based finish.
The craft of weaving has many benefits for children, including the development of fine motor dexterity, hand-eye coordination and the concentration and patience required for focused attention on a task. It enhances the ability to understand and follow processes and encourages problem solving skills in overcoming any mistakes.
Weaving is a calming and satisfying handicraft, providing children with a sense of pride and achievement in their creations too. The sensorial experience of working with natural fibres creates an active connection to the natural world for both children. Weaving is used in both Montessori and Waldorf education and is one of the Waldorf handcrafts.
German brand Glückskäfer are well-known in Waldorf and Montessori education for their child-size, real tools specially designed to help children grow in independence.
Glückskäfer Waldorf-inspired toys and children’s tools are designed in Germany and made in Europe. They are part of traditional German toy makers Nic Toys, renowned for the highest standards of quality products designed to support child development manufactured ethically and sustainably.
Attention! Not suitable for children under 36 months due to the risk of impact in the throat area with sharp objects.
1 wooden weaving frame 15 x 18 x 3cm
2 wooden shuttles
1 stop comb
(wool not included)