Online Class

Startup Library: Rigid Heddle Weaving

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Everything you need to start weaving with confidence.

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What You Get

  • 13 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Downloadable class resources, including a printable supply list; patterns for a fringe bag, striped scarf and plaid dishtowel; loom digram; and yardage calculator
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Deborah Jarchow

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

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!

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. What You Need: Choosing Yarn
4. Method: Warping the Loom
5. Method: Plain Weave
6. Method: Fixes & Finishing
7. Make It: Fringe Bag
8. Make It: Finishing the Fringe Bag
9. Make It: Striped Scarf
10. Make It: Plaid Dishtowels
11. Fix It: Fixing Mistakes Off-Loom
12. What's Next: Working With Patterns
13. What's Next: Planning Projects & Beyond

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Taught by

Deborah Jarchow
Deborah Jarchow
After many years of teaching knitting and crochet, Deborah Jarchow discovered that weaving encompasses her love of fiber, texture and color. Since 1996, she has worked as a full-time weaver and artist. She has won numerous awards and written articles for national publications. Her work has been commissioned by churches and is in many private collections. Since 2004, she has been an artist in residence at Studio Channel Islands Art Center in Camarillo, California. She is a popular teacher at many Stitches events.

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