Popular Posts: Is Rigid Heddle Weaving for You?

This was the second most popular post of 2018. I’m curious, how many of you have bought a rigid heddle loom in the past year? Do you use it with your handspun? Originally posted in August 2018.

Weaving. I know you’ve thought about it, maybe even looked at classes or looms. It seems like everyone has started weaving. It’s such a good way to use up stash! Rigid heddle weaving seems like a good starting point, but you’re not sure if it’s really for you.

Liz Gipson is a genius at teaching rigid heddle weaving and she used to write a great weaving column, Get Warped for Knitty. She has just put up a free class called Why This Loom to help folks decide if rigid heddle weaving is for them.

I really like using my rigid heddle loom with handspun, but I’m not doing it as much as I want to, maybe we should have a handspun weave along this fall or winter?

Let me know if you take the leap after watching Liz’s class!

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Jillian is the​ author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor​ of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts. She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing. Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com

3 thoughts on “Popular Posts: Is Rigid Heddle Weaving for You?

  1. bittenbyknittin

    I’ve had a rigid heddle loom (or two) for several years. Because they are Ashfords, Liz’s advice is not always useful for me, much as I like her. This year my spinning guild challenged us to spin for a project, so I spun 3-ply rug yarn from Shetland for a floor runner I wove on my 24″ rigid heddle loom. Lotsa fun!

  2. Suzan

    I have 6 rigid heddle looms…all Ashford. I have just started spinning again so that I can weave with my hand spun yarn…especially thick and thin art yarn. I just took a two day class on double heddle weaving…very interesting. I would love to do a hand spun weave along.

  3. Mary

    I have 3 rigid heddle looms, Schacht 25″ flip & 15″Cricket & Ashford SampleIt 10″. Am really loving it! I am a Patron of Liz Gibson & love her classes. I haven’t used any handspun yet, but hope to in the future!

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