Take your rigid heddle weaving to the next level with patterns. We'll use pick-up sticks to control select warp threads—it looks complicated, but is really incredibly easy. You'll weave two projects in this course: a techniques sampler to try out and perfect different pick-up patterns, and a colorful runner that shows off your new skills.
Is this course for you?
This course is ideal for a weaver who is comfortable with plain weave on their rigid heddle. If you've woven a few projects on your rigid heddle loom, and want to take things to the next level, you're ready for this course.
stash yarn for the sampler (Jane used 3/2 perle cotton)
Maysville 8/4 Cotton Carpet Warp (1600 yd/lb [800 yds/8 oz tube]) in Forest Green, 250 yards
Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece (dk weight; 983 yd/lb [215 yd/3.5 oz skein]) in Lentil (125 yds), New Age Teal (25 yds), Terracotta Canyon (20 yds), Banana (70 yds), Honey Butter (25 yds), and Whispering Periwinkle (25 yds)
rigid heddle loom with at least 14" weaving width—Jane used a 20" Flip
10 dent heddle
2 pick-up sticks
4-6 stick shuttles—Jane used 16" stick shuttles
tapestry needle for hemstitching
sewing thread matching the warp yarn color
(optional) string heddles, heddle rod, and tape if you want to save a pick-up pattern
Weaving has been Jane Patrick’s passion and profession for nearly 50 years. She first learned to weave while an exchange student in Iceland and knew then that weaving would be a part of her life. After moving to Boulder in 1976, she decided that she wanted to make her livelihood through weaving. Jane was an editor at Interweave Press, where she edited books as well as Handwoven magazine. After leaving Interweave, Jane joined her husband Barry Schacht at Schacht Spindle Company as Creative Director. Jane is the author of The Weaver’s Idea Book, as well as 2 other books on rigid heddle weaving. She is enthusiastic about the power of the simple rigid heddle loom and its ability to get new weavers feeling confident quickly.