The Harrisville easy Weaver is a pre-threaded, beautifully crafted table loom for beginners. Just open the box and start weaving! comes with enough 100% rainbow pure wool for two child-sized scarves and two 8" wooden stick shuttles. Also includes two books: an illustrated instruction booklet and the easy Weaver book of project ideas to make it easy to learn how to use and craft beautiful scarves. Measures 17.5" x 10" x 5.5", for ages 7 and up.
Harrisville Design's Easy Weaver Hardwood Weaving Loom is a surprisingly fun, educational, and practical gift for any kid who has--or could stand to develop--a little patience. The premade warp takes care of the most tedious aspect of weaving, though the 36-page instruction booklet does come with directions for making new warps. The set also includes two stick shuttles and enough purple and mauve yarn to weave a 6-by-36-inch piece of fabric. Eager weavers can get started right away with this easy-to-use set, but it's a good idea for kids to spend some time with the guidebook beforehand to practice the more complex tasks. Scarves, place mats, blankets, and more can be fashioned with the kit, though many projects require some sewing to finish. The Easy Weaver certainly deserves its Parents' Choice Award and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Best Toy Award. --Rob Lightner