Is this course for me?
Just bought a rigid heddle loom? Looking for a friendly, comprehensive starting point to get going? This course is for you!
Or have you had your loom for a while, but would like a refresher of basic set up and weaving best practices? You'll find this course super helpful.
- Introduction to Weaving
- Tour of your Rigid Heddle Loom
- How to Warp Your Loom
- Beaming Alone or with Help
- Lashing On vs. Tying On
- How to Wind a Shuttle
- Weaving a Header
- How to Get Straight Edges and a Good Beat
- Changing Wefts
- Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting
- Repairing Skips & Broken Warp Threads
- Solutions for Common Problems
- Twisted Fringe & Knotted Fringe
- Wet Finishing
We share tips and tricks like:
How to thread your loom 4 threads at a time
How to save time while sleying the reed
How to keep your selvedges even
How to make sure your warp goes on smoothly
And much, much more!
About the Instructor
Ali Hurlburt is a handweaver and weaving instructor who only feels truly relaxed when sitting at a loom. At Gather they are the expert in rigid heddle looms: small, simple looms with lots of potential. They also teach four shaft weaving and writes content for the Gather blog, troubleshooting series, and online learning. They sell their weaving under the name Booj Wovens, as well as exploring sacred weaving and inter-faith textile projects. They are passionate about welcoming new weavers to the craft and about bringing weaving into community spaces.