Online Class

Rigid Heddle Weaving: Beyond the Basics

$19.99$39.99

Tired of the same old back and forth? Pick up new skills with weaver Deborah Jarchow, sample a variety of techniques and create a stunning table runner.

Skill Level

Beginner

What You Get

  • 9 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor, Deborah Jarchow
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

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

Class Overview

Artist Deborah Jarchow demonstrates a variety of rigid heddle techniques for weavers who want to create more complex and beautiful fabrics. Deborah will lead you through the techniques for color and weave, leno, Brooks bouquet and more. Weave along with Deborah and get a handle on managing selvages, maintaining an even tension and reviewing design considerations. You'll even learn how to create decorative edgings and to incorporate your work into a fabulous garment. Included with your class are practice patterns as well as the pattern for the Log Cabin Table Runner, designed exclusively for you!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Introduction
06:01
Meet your instructor, Deborah Jarchow, and learn more about the rigid heddle loom and your Craftsy class.
2. Color & Weave
38:13
3. Leno
27:03
4. Brooks Bouquet
24:31
5. Warp Pick-Up
24:09
6. Weft Pick-Up
28:47
7. Finishing
39:58
8. Adding Knitted & Crocheted Trims
20:04
9. From Sample to Project
08:15

Additional Supplies Needed

  • Rigid heddle loom with at least an 8-inch weaving width
  • 5-, 7.5- or 8-, and 10-dent reed
  • Two shuttles

Taught by

Deborah Jarchow
Deborah Jarchow
After many years of teaching knitting and crochet, Deborah 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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