Whether weaving on a harnessed or rigid-heddle loom, one of my all-time favorite books is The Weaver's Companion by Linda Ligon. Although much of it is directed to harnessed looms, there is a wealth of information for the rigid-heddle weaver.
Knowing the basics of fiber and yarn characteristics, I was better able to make appropriate choices to create cloth that would, hopefully, fulfill its function as well as add beauty to one’s home or wardrobe.
The threadings are timeless. And the joy of weaving hasn’t changed at all.
Next best thing to a tardis? Weavers love to weave, and we love to travel, which can be a source of frustration to those of us with busy lives who need to fit in major weaving time on vacations. It would be lovely to be able to pack a floor loom in a...
I decided there are too many great books in my collection to pick just one, so I am breaking the “pick a favorite rule” and picking several for different reasons.
Seems to me that there are very few things in life that are exceptional without putting in a little extra work to finish them properly.
If you haven't tried rigid-heddle weaving yet, give it a try. If you already weave on the rigid-heddle loom, look for a technique you haven't tried before, or try using yarns you haven't woven with before. You'll be glad you did.
If there is one aspect of weaving that I would like to share with new weavers, it is that understanding the basics of weave structures allows you to weave with numerous treadling variations on a single warp.
We figured it'd be fun to explore the history of the swimsuit in today's post.
I'm a beginning weaver with a rigid-heddle loom. I'm having trouble keeping the width of a piece the same.
My friend Deb does nothing by halves. Deb's never played an instrument, but learning the Celtic harp is on her bucket list, so for her 50 th birthday, she did her research and then bought herself a fine new double-strung lap harp, knowing she'd...
One of my favorite rigid-heddle techniques is using pick up sticks to create patterns and textures in the cloth.
I am currently hoping to try a doubleweave project that will open up to twice its weaving width. My question is: if the piece is connected on one side and open on the other, how can I hemstitch both layers without sewing them together?
I have long wanted to try my hand at weaving miniature tapestries, but getting both the loom and a nice selection of tapestries yarns was a deterrent.
I thought it would be fun to go into a bit more detail with a series of posts about the specifics of designing. I’ll take you through my process starting with how I narrow down structure and drafts.