Not So Rigid Weaver

Musings on weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom and beyond

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Heddle vs Reed vs Rigid Heddle

In rigid heddle weaving, you’ll see the terms heddle, reed, and rigid heddle used interchangeably, but, these can also be entirely different things on other kinds of 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.

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?

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