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Rigid heddle loom practice runner

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Rigid Heddle Weaving taught by Angela Tong

Even if you've never touched a loom, Angela's class will guide you through preparation, the weaving process and finishing techniques.

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Category Weaving
Type Home Decor
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What materials did you use? Kromski 24" Rigid Heddle Loom stash wool on cones I had(2 ply)

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Start. I have a bit of sock yarn but am confused as to whether the #8 heddle will work. I wrapped the yarn around one inch and it came out to 19 times around the ruler. Would I need a smaller heddle, like #10? If so, where can I purchase one? end

09/25/2012 Flag

I replied to you the wrong way, my apologies- my reply to you is above your comment(and i saw no way to delete it myself and fix it- sorry!)

09/26/2012 Flag

I answered your question yesterday in the class forum. Hope I answered all your questions. Let me know if you need more help.

09/26/2012 Flag

Amazon Girl- I think Angela Tong(the instructor)is the better person to answer your question, but I'd use a 12 or if I didn't have a 12 dpi heddle a 10 would work. The 12 will give you a nice dense fabric, and the ten a little more open... if all you have is an 8DPI heddle you could consider doubling the sock yarn up as well. Also- what brand loom do you have? The has many RH loom accessories, some local weaving/yarn type stores carry them as well, it all depends on where you are and what's available :)

09/26/2012 Flag

Your choice of colors are amazing! I would love to know if it was hard to learn how to use your Rigid Heddle Loom? I have been thinking of getting one to make up fabric. I would like to make scraves, perhaps some winter throw's. I am just not sure if its hard. I sew, quilt, knit so I know I am not afraid to try however I would like to be able to to like this project. Say this was a scarf have it look like this.. It look great.

09/26/2012 Flag

Thank you- this is VERY straightforward, you can make simple and plain weave scarves with it or use different colors of yarn for stripes or make fancier patterns, there are many options. I'd recommend taking the class or getting one of the many books available on RH weaving :) Thank you!

09/27/2012 Flag

It was Very straightforward to use, you can use it to be super creative, or like this, simple as simple can be- but that even the super simple things look nice, i think that's what's so fun with weaving :) Scarves throws...all of these things are nice and straightforward, you can use beautiful colorful yarn and weave plain weave and it'll look like you put far more work into it than you did :) So I'd recommend jumping in and doing it. See if you have a nearby weaving guild, often they'll rent Looms for beginners to try(or big fiber stores if they have a weaving department and classes) Good luck and i look forward to seeing your first weaving :D

10/17/2012 Flag

Beautiful! I love that plain weave can be so versatile and lovely.

10/05/2012 Flag

Thank you :D

10/17/2012 Flag

Very pretty, I wouldn't have thought to put these colors together, but they look very nice. That's one of the great benefits of sharing photos, inspiration!

05/07/2015 Flag