Not So Rigid Weaver

Musings on weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom and beyond

What’s the difference between braiding and weaving?

Braiding (or plaiting) and weaving are both ancient ways of making textiles by interlacing yarn in an over/under pattern. But what's the difference between them? And what the heck is fingerweaving?

Not So Rigid Designer

Software for Rigid Heddle Weavers. Now in Open Beta.

Not So Rigid Designer: Now in Open Beta

Not So Rigid Designer is now in Beta! Come help test out the first software just for Rigid Heddle Weavers!

A few thoughts on sustainability and textiles on Earth Day

The modern fashion industry, and in particular so called ‘fast fashion’, produces a massive amount of waste, but as weavers there's ways we can reduce our impact!

Coming soon: The first Software for Rigid Heddle Weavers!

Not So Rigid Designer is a new online tool that lets you design pick up patterns in a format inspired by shaft loom drafts but adapted for rigid heddle looms.

What is a rigid heddle loom?

Rigid Heddle Looms are versatile looms that use a rigid heddle to weave fabric by moving the heddle up and down to create a space to pass a shuttle through.

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