Online course—Weaving with Two Heddles: Sampler Scarf

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Course Description

By using two rigid heddles, you can expand the capabilities of your rigid heddle loom. You can double your warp sett to weave finer fabrics, create simple patterns with two heddles, use pick-up sticks for additional patterning—including twill—and even tackle doubleweave.

Weaving with two heddles may seem daunting, but it really is quite easy. In the first class, we’ll wind a warp, then we'll put it on a Flip loom and thread two heddles. Then we'll weave a sampler scarf to practice weaving with two heddles, including plain weave, simple patterning using different heddle combinations, pick-up stick patterns, and 1/3 and 2/2 twill. In the second class, we’ll explore doubleweave. I’ve designed a doubleweave tool holder that we’ll weave and finish.

Two Heddles Sampler Scarf project course
Is this course for you?

If you've made a few projects on your rigid heddle loom, and you're eager to try more advanced techniques, you are ready for this course!

Materials

Our Sampler Scarf Yarn Kit (or similar yarn to Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (1.5 oz/184 yards)

  • Warp: Bougainvillea, Orange You Glad, Deep Sea, and Amethyst, 54 yards of each color.
  • Weft: Blue Marina, 180 yards; accent stripes from warp colors, about 10 yards of each color)
Equipment
  • Flip rigid heddle loom with two 5-dent heddles—Jane weaves an 8" wide project on a 15" Flip
  • heddle hook (included with loom)
  • 4-1/2 yard warping board
  • tapestry needle
  • two 12" stick shuttles—if your Flip came with longer shuttles, get this size (just slightly wider than the project)
  • two 20" Schacht Beefy pick-up sticks
  • 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

Meet Your Instructor

Jane Patrick

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.