Typical reeds for rigid heddle looms have holes and slots evenly spaced for a particular weaving sett. When you want to weave at 10 ends per inch (EPI), you use the 10-dent reed for your loom, or you use a 5-dent reed and double the warp ends in each slot and hole.
A variable dent reed lets you vary the sett in your weaving project for deliberately uneven spacing of the warp ends. You can mix up yarns of different weights for Freeform Saori Weaving or the Summer Plaid Tag Table Runner. You could also weave one warp yarn at different setts, as in the Summer Tote, or warp with textured yarns for the River Ripples Scarf. (Search for “variable dent reed” on our website to find many more projects.)
Each variable dent reed comes with reed sections that you can mix and match. Simply remove the top bar, add the reed sections you want to use, then re-attach the top bar. Warp the rigid heddle loom with the direct or indirect method and start weaving.