ONLINE COURSE- Rigid Heddle Weaving for Beginners


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Want to get started weaving on a rigid heddle loom? These are perfect for those looking to start weaving on an affordable, portable loom that can get you weaving quickly. This course walks step by step through the process of creating a project from beginning to end, using multimedia slideshows with clear photos and illustrations. From learning the parts of your loom to tying fringe on a finished piece, this course has everything you need to get started. The course includes a pattern for weaving your first scarf. Take the stress out of weaving with this friendly, thorough introduction!

When you purchase this course you will receive an e-mail connecting you to our online learning platform, Thinkific. 

Want to weave along with the course? Pick up an optional Materials Kit so that you can get going on the course projects!



Weave along with the course to create a beginner cotton scarf!

Clear images and illustrations break complex processes into simple steps so you can see exactly what you need to do to get the results you want.


Topics Covered: 

  • Introduction to Weaving
  • Tour of your Rigid Heddle Loom
  • How to Warp Your Loom
  • Direct Warping
  • Beaming Alone or with Help
  • Lashing On vs. Tying On
  • How to Wind a Shuttle
  • The Actual Weaving Part!
  • Weaving a Header
  • How to Get Straight Edges
  • Getting a Good Beat
  • Changing Wefts
  • Tips, Tricks & Troubleshooting
  • Repairing Skips
  • Repairing Broken Warp Threads
  • Solutions for Common Problems
  • Twisted Fringe & Knotted Fringe
  • Wet Finishing
  • What's Next?
  • Checkerboard Scarf Project


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.


About the Instructor:

Ali Hurlburt is a handweaver and weaving instructor who only feels truly relaxed when sitting at a loom. At Gather she is the expert in rigid heddle looms: small, simple looms with lots of potential. She also teaches four shaft weaving and writes content for the Gather blog, troubleshooting series, and online learning. She sells her weaving under the name Booj Wovens, as well as exploring sacred weaving and inter-faith textile projects. She is passionate about welcoming new weavers to the craft and about bringing weaving into community spaces.

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