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with Deborah Jarchow
Online Class

Rigid Heddle Weaving: Beyond the Basics

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Artist Deborah Jarchow demonstrates a variety of rigid heddle techniques for weavers who want to create more complex and beautiful fabrics. Deborah will lead you through the techniques for color and weave, leno, Brooks bouquet and more. Weave along with Deborah and get a handle on managing selvages, maintaining an even tension and reviewing design considerations. You'll even learn how to create decorative edgings and to incorporate your work into a fabulous garment. Included with your class are practice patterns as well as the pattern for the Log Cabin Table Runner, designed exclusively for you!


  • intermediate
  • 9 episodes
  • 3h37m

Included in this Class

1. Introduction

1. Introduction

Meet your instructor, Deborah Jarchow, and learn more about the rigid heddle loom and your Craftsy class.

2. Color & Weave

2. Color & Weave

Awesome patterns come simply from changing up the order or the colors in your warp and weft. Deborah shows you how to get started and how to manage your selvages with even and odd repeats. She discusses design considerations and introduces the Log Cabin pattern.

3. Leno

3. Leno

No, not Jay Leno, the talk show host. The leno weaving technique involves twisting warp threads. Deborah demonstrates 1x1, 2x2 and stacking leno with a dish towel sample.

Recommended with this class

  • Rigid heddle loom with at least an 8-inch weaving width
  • 5-, 7.5- or 8-, and 10-dent reed
  • Two shuttles