The EarthLoom Foundation Brings EarthLooms and the Weaving a Life Process to a wider audience

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Our Non-Profit Status

It's official! The Cobscook Community Learning Center, (The CCLC), a 501(c)3 non-profit in northern Maine, is the fiscal sponsor for The EarthLoom Foundation. All donations of any size to the EarthLoom Foundation will be tax-deductible under US laws and IRS regulations. We gratefully provide The CCLC with a percentage of our donations for providing this service.


bermuda-earthloom_sm.jpgEarthLooms are the seven-part looms originally created by Susan and Richard Merrill to facilitate the Weaving a Life process of hands-on building of self-esteem and personal vision.

The loom architecture itself brings to mind ancient symbolism. A Buddhist monk told us very quietly and sincerely that it reminded him of the gate to the temple, and the angled pieces were the roof beams of the temple within.

A woman from northern Russia explained it was almost identical to an ancient Siberian symbol of "Home," called a krusha.

The unique shape is easy to create, inspirational to see from a distance, and a blessing for the people who weave together within its window.

The Weaving a Life Process

The Weaving a Life Process is a hands-on way to access personal values and goals and weave them into daily action, using an EarthLoom. The experience of weaving the simple keyforms, elemental forms with symbolic value, ignites a new awareness of how our values drive our actions, and how our actions affect our values.


The EarthLoom comes in many sizes, from the lap-sized Journey EarthLoom to the Grand EarthLoom, whose plans are in our DVD. A version of the Grand EarthLoom built by Bermuda native from indigenous wood in Bermuda is shown above.


The goal is for each of us to live in harmony with ourselves, our communities, and our world: a perfect unity of what we believe and what we do in the world.