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Creative Weaving Techniques on the Rigid Heddle Loom

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Design the beautiful fabrics you want on your rigid heddle loom! Learn how to create colorwork, openwork, rich textures, wider fabrics and more.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Jane Patrick
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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Turn your fabric dreams into woven realities with longtime weaving instructor Jane Patrick! During class, Jane will teach you versatile methods that open up new design possibilities for weaving on a rigid heddle loom. You'll start with skills for stripes, open-weave fabrics and brilliant textures. Then, go beyond the grid to create curves and more, as Jane guides you through working with deflection, pulled threads and differential shrinkage. Want to take the fuss out of working with finer yarns? You'll discover techniques for working with two heddles at a finer sett. Plus, you'll end class with fun double-weaving techniques you can use for more complex, layered fabrics that look different on either side.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Woven Color
Meet expert and author Jane Patrick and start exploring the limitless possibilities of a rigid heddle loom. Class begins with steps for stripes made in both warp and weft. Then, learn to design in the reed for dazzling, unique fabrics.
2. Creating Texture
3. Openwork
4. Breaking the Grid
5. Two-Heddle Weaving
6. Intro to Double Weave

Recommended with this class

  • Rigid heddle loom. Jane demonstrates with 10" and 15" looms as well as a 17" x 24" loom
  • Crepe fabric strips
  • Beater or fork

Taught by

Jane  Patrick
Jane Patrick
When Jane Patrick first used a loom as a foreign exchange student in Iceland, it was love at first weave. Since that moment in 1971, she's worked at Interweave Press as the editor of Handwoven magazine and led a variety of weaving workshops. In that time, she's also written multiple books and had a number of articles published in popular magazines such as Spin-Off, Yarn Market News and Craft. Today, Jane acts as creative director at Schacht Spindle.

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