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
Perfect for Beginners!
on February 13, 2014
I was looking for a beginner rigid heddle weaving class when I found Craftsy and this class. Angela is a great teacher, she explains everything thoroughly and goes through all the steps from beginning to end.
With too many other classes or videos I found that they assumed you already knew how to do certain things, leaving beginners completely clueless.
That is why I appreciated Angela's approach and the content of this class so much- it didn't assume you already knew ...
I have taken several classes over the internet and a couple here on Craftsy and this one is the best one yet. Angela is excellent if you are a beginner and I loved her projects. I had a Cricket loom and now I can finally do something on it. Very good straight forward instruction and video. I am glad I got started with Angela's class and I highly recommend.
I hope Angela will take us beginners to the next level. I like her style of explaining things and if you post a question, you ...
I was a complete beginner when I took this class, and I have learned so much! I've completed two projects already, and I love weaving. Angela does a very good job of explaining everything well and at a good pace. I watched parts of the video over as I made the warp and threaded the heddle. I'm sure I'll review it again until I have done a bit more weaving. I loved learning the hemstitch. It's such a pretty finish. I hope Angela will teach more weaving classes--this was so ...
As a complete novice to rigid heddle weaving, this class was excellent! Angela explains herself very well, her demonstrations were thorough without being too long, and the projects were great -- practical, containing lots of great techniques and advice, and fun. My only complain was that some of the camera angles made it hard to see certain techniques -- I really noticed this during hemstitching. Other than that, a wonderful class that I can highly recommend!
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 ...