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!
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!
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.
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!