A Note from Angela Tong, Instructor of Rigid Heddle Weaving
Weaving is more than fun. It's creative, relaxing, and rewarding. When you weave, you bring together different yarns and fabrics and unify them in a single, unique project. Weaving is versatile: Make clothes, accessories and home decor in fibers from plain to fancy. Even if you've never touched a loom before, I can teach you to make wonderful projects. My class will introduce you to two different looms, and guide you through preparation, the weaving process, and a range of finishing techniques. Enroll in this class, and we'll have fun and weave beautiful things!
What You Will Learn in Rigid Heddle Weaving
How to set up, use, and maintain 10- and 24-inch looms
How to create a warp
How to calculate correct yardage
How to use different fibers and colors in one project
How to weave two towels at a time on a single warp
How to produce plaid projects
How to finish projects with trims and fringes
Projects You Will Make in Rigid Heddle Weaving
A fresh, funky "stashbuster" scarf
A set of plaid cotton tea towels
Apply the techniques to make table runners, wraps, washcloths, and more
What You'll Need:
Any rigid heddle loom between 10" and 24" warp width may be used for this class. Angela demonstrates on a 10" Schacht Cricket Loom and a 24" Kromski Harp Loom. Check online for current prices and retailers, or ask your local yarn store.
No-rinse wool wash
Warping the Cricket Loom
Weaving & Finishing on the Cricket
Winding the Warp on the Kromski Harp
Warping the Kromski Harp
Weaving & Hemstitching
Bonus: Three Different Fringes
Recent 5 star reviews of this class
Excellent for the new RH owner
on November 17, 2013
This is a great beginner class. If you are new weaver and have just bought your first RH loom, this class is invaluable. You can play it over and over again. You can make video notes on the parts you want to reference for later. It will help you get over that first hurdle of what do you with the loom once you bought it.
There are two different ways to warp the loom shown, along with lots of other little tips to help you get started. I still use this class as a reference from ...
I started with no knowledge about weaving and have made three scarves that really turned out well. Angela is clear in her explanation and provides excellent tips throughout the process. Highly recommend this class.
Fantastic Instructor and class!
by Melodie T
on October 17, 2013
I'm another that bought the class even though I don't own a loom, I am going to take care of that problem immediately. :) Loved the projects shown and especially liked the Instructor. Angela's clear and concise instructions were some of the best I've experienced here on Craftsy. If she ever offers additional classes I'll be one of the first in line to sign up. Thank you Craftsy and Thank you Angela!
Greatly Advanced My Skills
on September 28, 2013
I came into this class knowing a little (just the basics) of rigid heddle weaving. This class has vastly improved my understanding and skill with the rigid heddle loom. I had several "a-ha" moments while watching the lessons. Firstly, those selvages -- thank you Angela for improving my edges (45 degree angle!). Secondly, hem stitching -- I had been doing it wrong and now I see how to do it right. Thirdly, those fringe knots -- I struggled getting them even and now I now to use a ...
I have been weaving with a table loom for about 8 months now, but thought I'd try rigid heddle weaving. It's very basic (and pretty different from the table loom!), and this class really helped me to learn warping and how to weave.
Like other reviewers, I bought the class before I bought the loom ... I watched the first few lessons, which gave me the confidence to start on my own new loom. Angela is an excellent teacher, very straightforward teaching style.