Online course—Weaving with Two Heddles: Doubleweave Tool Holder
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It is possible to weave two layers at once with a technique known as doubleweave. You can weave separate layers and exchange them to weave open-sided pockets. You can connect the layers at one selvedge for a doublewidth fabric, or connect both selvedges to form a tube that can be stuffed.
In this class, I'm going to show you how to wind a warp and thread two heddles for doubleweave. We'll learn three doubleweave techniques: weaving layers and exchanging them, weaving layers connected on one side, and weaving a tube. At the end of the class, you'll have a handy tool holder made with all these techniques.
It's helpful to take the first class in this series, Weaving with Two Heddles: Sampler Scarf, before you start this course.
Warp: 3/2 perle cotton for a warp 68" long and 9" wide; weft sportweight wool yarn. We used our Doubleweave Tool Holder Yarn Kit, which contains a pre-wound warp chain and 3 colors of Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (2 full skeins and a mini-cake of 16 yards) for weft.
Flip rigid heddle loom with two 8-dent heddles—Jane weaves an 8" wide project on a 15" Flip
heddle hook (included with loom)
two 12" stick shuttles—if your Flip came with longer shuttles, get this size (just slightly wider than the project)
four 20" Schacht Beefy pick-up sticks
optional: one 12" Schacht Petite pick-up stick
heddle rod: Jane uses the third apron bar that's included with the Flip; you can substitute a 3/16" dowel, at least 10" long
heddles: use our 8-5/8" Texsolv heddles or make your own string heddles
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.