It's a Louisville landmark that you could easily pass by – tucked on the top of hill near Iroquois Park. It’s a place where two sisters first sang the “Happy Birthday” song and it’s also the place where in the early part of the 1900’s, Ms. Lou Tate researched an old folk art and taught hundreds how to do it for themselves. Ms. Tate’s legacy is still alive today – in patterns woven at the Little Loomhouse.
Located at 328 Kenwood Hill Road, the mission of the Little Loomhouse is to continue the folk art tradition of weaving and other textile arts through education, conservation and arts participation. Weaving classes and tours of the facilities are available.
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Dec. 20, the Loomhouse is holding a craft sale, featuring a variety of hand-woven goods produced primarily by local artists. The sale will also be held on Dec. 15. Call 502-367-4792 for more information.
The Little Loomhouse is on the National Register of Historic Places.
- Program 209
- The LEO weekly, photographer Keith Auerbach, a visit to the Little Loomhouse, and remembering Justice Louis Brandeis. Plus, an interview with Bennie Ivory, executive editor and vice president for news at The Courier-Journal. (#209)