Not So Rigid Weaver

Musings on weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom and beyond

Can I weave a shaft loom project on my rigid heddle loom?

There’s lots of 4 shaft weaving projects out there, and you may have come across one you want to weave. But can you weave it on your rigid heddle loom?

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Why I love small rigid heddle looms, especially for beginners

No loom is the best for every project or situation, and I think that it’s easier to fall in love with a small rigid heddle loom than a bigger one.

So what can’t a rigid heddle loom do?

Rigid heddle looms are great little looms and I love them, but no loom is the right tool for every job, and there are some things that rigid heddle looms really fundamentally can’t do.

What is Saori weaving, and is it something I can do on a rigid heddle loom?

Saori is a philosophy of creative expression through weaving developed by Misao Jo in Japan. It emphasizes developing individual creativity, embracing flaws, and making fabric that a machine can’t.

Ravelry for Weavers

Sometimes I see people ask “Is there a Ravelry for weavers?” and, well, the answer is… Ravelry! Here's some tips about how to get the most out of Ravelry as a weaver.

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