Not So Rigid Weaver

Musings on weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom and beyond


Not So Rigid Designer now has Threading Diagrams!

For Not So Rigid Designer, I started off by focusing on the design part, but, another big aspect of more complex rigid heddle projects is the details of how you thread the heddles. Once you get past the basic one thread per hole and slot, there’s usually more than one way to do it!

How to find yarn colors for weaving software

Weaving design software lets you preview designs on your computer, but how do you match the color of your yarn to the colors on the screen?

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?

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.

Designing a Project using Not So Rigid Designer

I figured it was past time to show an example of creating and weaving a design using Not So Rigid Designer! Here's an example of one of my projects.

History of the Rigid Heddle Loom

Rigid Heddle Looms are a relatively modern style of loom, but when and where did they originate?

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?