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with Deborah Jarchow
Online Class

Startup Library: Rigid Heddle Weaving

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Ready for a new craft? Discover the joys of weaving fabric with Deborah Jarchow as your expert guide in this comprehensive beginner’s class. Learn to weave on a rigid heddle loom as you complete three projects, including a fringe bag, striped scarf and plaid dishtowels. Deborah will walk you through each step and answer your questions along the way so you can start weaving with confidence!


  • beginner
  • 13 episodes
  • 4h41m

Included in this Class

1. What You Need: Choosing a Loom

1. What You Need: Choosing a Loom

Meet Deborah Jarchow and start class by getting familiar with the loom's anatomy. Discover what features to look for in a rigid heddle loom and how to choose the best loom for your projects.

2. What You Need: Weaving Basics

2. What You Need: Weaving Basics

Warp, weft, sett, beat. These are only some of the words you'll learn in this lesson as you explore a few tools that will make your weaving more enjoyable.

3. What You Need: Choosing Yarn

3. What You Need: Choosing Yarn

Yes, you can use knitting yarns for weaving (in most cases)! Deborah explains the characteristics of good weaving yarns, what to look for in warp and weft yarns and how to prepare them for weaving.

Recommended with this class

  • Deborah recommends watching the lessons on choosing a loom and yarns before making purchases
  • Rigid heddle loom with 10" minimum weaving width and 7.5- or 8-dent reed