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Rigid heddle weaving

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Simple Guide for your Rigid Heddle Reeds | Schacht Spindle Company. Great photo of scarf with bulky warp and fingering weft.

Let’s talk rigid heddle reeds! There are 5-, 8-, 10-, and 12- dent reeds available for the Cricket and Flip Looms, in addition to Variable Dent Reeds. 5 dent reed: Bulky! Contrary to s…

Weaving a Rag Rug on the Rigid Heddle Loom (Although mine isn't wide enough for a rug, I could make little bags/purses.)

I warped my rug with a couple of weights of crochet cotton. Size 3 crochet cotton (the Aunt Lydia's brand is commonly available) is a great warping material. Since I only had about half of what I needed, I interspersed it with some lighter weight crochet cotton just to see how it would work. In retrospect, the size 3 (which I think is also known at #10) is the perfect weight. Note to self: stock up. The numbers: 170 warp threads in the 7.5 dpi heddle, 58 inch warp length. In the future I'll…

Thinking Out Loud: Weaving a Rag Rug on the Rigid Heddle Loom. Cotton yarn interspersed with woven rags - good idea for added strength.

I warped my rug with a couple of weights of crochet cotton. Size 3 crochet cotton (the Aunt Lydia's brand is commonly available) is a great warping material. Since I only had about half of what I needed, I interspersed it with some lighter weight crochet cotton just to see how it would work. In retrospect, the size 3 (which I think is also known at #10) is the perfect weight. Note to self: stock up. The numbers: 170 warp threads in the 7.5 dpi heddle, 58 inch warp length. In the future I'll…

Geeking Out: Increasing the Capacity of your Cloth Beam - Yarnworker - Know-how for the rigid heddle loom

We just wrapped up—pun intended—another weave-along, tackling the Hudson Bay Inspired Throw from Handwoven Home. It was our second doubleweave weave-along, this time tackling a larger, wider, and bulkier piece. I often get asked, “How much warp can I pack on my beam?” I included my answer to this age-old question on page 149 of ... Read more

There are many ways to finish the fringe on your weaving project, which is right for your project?

Finishing your fringe is like icing a cake. You can create a highly decorative look or something clean and simple. Beyond aesthetics, how do you know which technique is best for your specific circumstance? The purpose of finishing your fringe is to secure the weft and, if necessary, keep the yarn from fraying. Some folks ... Read more