|New to rigid heddle looms|
New to rigid heddle looms
Jun. 25th, 2005 @ 09:35 pm
|Date:||June 26th, 2005 03:50 am (UTC)|| |
From Interweave Press, Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving
by Betty Lynn Davenport. It's a good introduction to what you can do. I don't know if it is currently in print, but if not, your library should be able to borrow it from somewhere for you.
The rigid heddle can be used to do some fairly elaborate stuff, but is limited by the fact that it has only two sheds and one sett (the number of warp threads per inch is fixed.) You can do elaborate pickup patterns with a shed stick or two, or various hand tied or transparency techniques like rya or Moorman techniques. On the whole, it isn't a bad introduction to weaving though. You can certainly make nice scarves, place mats and other simple flat work with it, and it will do some of the basic color and weave tricks, like log cabin weave.
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