Not So Rigid Weaver

Musings on weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom and beyond

Tagged “pick-up”

Creating patterns out of pick up texture

Learn how to mix warp and weft floats with plain weave to create patterns in your rigid heddle projects!

How many shafts would you need to weave that pick up pattern?

It turns out it’s not so simple as saying that a number of pick up patterns on a rigid heddle loom equals a number of shafts, as the interactions are different.

How can you tell if you can weave a 3 shaft draft with just 1 pick up stick?

Designs using one pick up stick are a fun way to go beyond plain weave on your rigid heddle loom. One stick, left in place, lets you weave some, but not most, 3 shaft drafts.

How to convert a 3 shaft draft to weave with 1 pick up stick

Some 3 shaft drafts can be woven using 1 rigid heddle and 1 pick up stick. But given that a draft CAN be woven with 1 stick, HOW do you weave it?

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.

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!

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.

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