1. Simple plain weave projects that let the yarn do the work - probably the best use of this loom for a beginner (or anyone, really, it's always fun).
Feb. 4, 2010 first scarf ever
Feb. 16, 2010 after Madrona class
2. Color and Weave Effects - Log Cabin - also plain weave, but with 2 colors in a pattern
3. Spaced Out Felted Weave - plain weave again, but with spacers (and felting)
Feb. 5, 2010 and Feb. 6, 2010 and Feb. 10, 2010
4. Woven Shibori - plain weave with a supplemental weft (or warp) thread, and over-dyeing (August is Indigo Dye Day)
Feb. 19, 2010
5. Pick-up Lace and Float patterns - plain weave with hand manipulated and pick up stick textures and patterns
March 2, 2010
6. Waffle Weave - plain weave with weft floats (pick up stick)
7. Double Heddle/Pick Up Stick Weave Structures
June 2010 Double Weave - plain weave, but kind of not simple plain weave (needs a pick up stick!)
April 2012 Summer and Winter - well, it's got some plain weave in it . . .
And since I taught beginning and intermediate Rigid Heddle Weaving last year, I just happen to have a bibliography handy:
- Davenport, Betty Linn, Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving, Interweave Press, 1987 - good variety of projects including pick-up lace and band weaving + excellent basic weaving info, but beware - the warping shown uses a warping board and much more complicated process (like the multi-shaft looms use).
- Davenport, Betty Linn, Textures and Patterns for the Rigid Heddle Loom, Revised Edition, 2008 - no basic weaving info, but lots of info on using pick up sticks for floats and textures (includes an excellent section on double weave) - note: all illustrations are black and white.
- Hart, Rowena, The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving, Ashford Handicrafts Limited, 2008 - new edition with some really interesting and creative projects (color and weave, tapestry, lace, shibori, rya) + excellent basic weaving info and direct peg warping with lots of photo illustrations (double heddle threading info is great, but there are easier ways to do summer/winter).
- Gipson, Liz, Weaving Made Easy: 17 Projects Using a Simple Loom, Interweave Press, 2008 - good simple projects (including some laces) + excellent basic weaving info and materials/sett selection, but beware - the warping shown uses a warping board and much more complicated process (like the multi-shaft looms use).
- Lamb, Sara, Woven Treasures: One-of-a-Kind Bags with Folk Weaving Techniques, Interweave Press, 2009 - great variety of techniques + excellent basic weaving info including direct peg warping for single and double heddle, and warping for band weaving (project note - only the first bag is single heddle, for the rest you need 2 heddles).
- Menz, Deb, Color Works: The Crafter’s Guide to Color, Interweave Press, 2004 - no weaving, but lots of great info about color and color combinations.
- Patrick, Jane, The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid-Heddle Loom, Interweave Press, 2010 - The big book of endless (and interesting) ideas and variations with full color illustrations + basic weaving info, direct peg warping, materials/sett selection, double heddle techniques, glossary of weaving terms.
- Best of Handwoven: New Technique Series: Rigid Heddle Pattern Book 1 PDF (e-book) http://www.interweavestore.com/Weaving/Books/Rigid-Heddle-Weaving.html
- Hand Woven Magazine, Interweave Press (only has Rigid Heddle sometimes, but also look for 2-shaft projects).
- Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom, with Jane Patrick, Interweave DVD, 2011.
- Slots and Holes: Three Ways to Warp a Rigid Heddle Loom, Liz Gipson, Interweave DVD, 2012.
- A Fiber Artist’s Guide to Color, with Laura Bryant, Interweave DVD, 2011.
- Ravelry - https://www.ravelry.com/account/login has several weaving groups that share info - “The Cricket Club” for Cricket loom weavers, and “Rigid Heddle Looms” for all RH weavers (currently having a Weavers Idea Book study group). It’s free, but you have to join.
- Facebook also has a few Rigid Heddle Weavers groups
- http://www.weavezine.com/spring2008/wz_sp08_SyneMitchell.php - shawl/scarf from a painted skein warp (yarn with regular repeating pattern).
- http://www.tartandesigner.com/tartan-gen/ - remember, the more colors you use, the more shuttles you need!
- http://www.biscuitsandjam.com/stripe_maker.php - use even numbers in the stripe width, and your total # of ends for the “rows”.
- http://www.weavingtoday.com/ (free, but you have to join) has lots of lessons and patterns like the free e-book http://www.weavingtoday.com/table-runner-patterns/?a=we111012 as well as resources like the master yarn chart - http://www.weavingtoday.com/media/p/70.aspx
- http://www.schachtspindle.com/newsletter/newsletter.php - lots of free info (Winter 2008 is the spaced-out felted scarf) and they add more all the time! http://www.schachtspindle.com/yearning%20to%20weave/yearning%20to%20weave.php also has patterns and lessons, many for Rigid Heddlers.
- http://colorschemedesigner.com/#1x21Tw0w0w0w0 – another fun color design program
- http://www.youtube.com/user/PattyAnnesPlace - lots of how-to videos
- http://weavolution.com/weaving-calculator your online fill in the blanks form for figuring out how much yarn you’ll need!
- http://farmnana.blogspot.com/2010/03/lace-sampler-scarf.html - pick up lace sampler (like the one we’ll be making in the intermediate classes)
- Best of Handwoven: New Technique Series: Rigid Heddle Pattern Book 1 PDF (e-book) http://www.interweavestore.com/Weaving/Books/Rigid-Heddle-Weaving.html has a pick-up lace wall hanging project with lots of nice patterns, plus 6 other Rigid Heddle projects
- Davenport, Betty Linn, Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving, Interweave Press, 1987 - has a few good lace patterns in a linen table runner project
- Patrick, Jane, The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid-Heddle Loom, Interweave Press, 2010 - has tons of info on various lace structures
- http://www.schachtspindle.com/newsletter/newsletter.php - Spring 2009 is pick-up lace (scroll down list for PDF)
- http://www.weavezine.com/spring2008/wz_sp08_RobynSpady.php (free!) with lots of closeup photos of the pick-up process
- http://www.weavingindiana.org/PDFs/EleanorBest/LaceByHand.pdf - a little hard to read the charts, but a valuable and extensive collection of lace patterns and variations – and it’s free!
- http://www.pattyannesplace.com/index-2.html - has a few videos for hemstitching, Leno, and Brook’s Bouquet.
- http://www.schachtspindle.com/newsletter/newsletter.php - Spring 2005 is log cabin weave
- http://farmnana.blogspot.com/2010/09/end-of-summer-blues.html - scroll down for log cabin weave
- Patrick, Jane, The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid-Heddle Loom, Interweave Press, 2010 - has tons of info on various color and weave effects
- HandWoven magazine, March/April 2010, "Rigid-heddle Doubleweave" by Jane Patrick
- Betty Linn Davenport, Textures and Patterns for the Rigid Heddle Loom, Revised Edition, 2008, pgs. 58 - 60
- http://www.weavezine.com/content/woven-shibori-rigid-heddle-loom - woven Shibori step-by-step
- http://farmnana.blogspot.com/2010/02/woven-shibori-scarf.html - woven Shibori scarf
- Hart, Rowena, The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving, Ashford Handicrafts Limited, 2008 - fun improvisational woven Shibori
- Ellis, Catharine, Woven Shibori, Interweave Press, 2005 - the ultimate woven Shibori resource to have, although only some of the patterns are plain weave (for Rigid Heddle)
- Hart, Rowena, The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving, Ashford Handicrafts Limited, 2008 – has a different way of doing Summer/Winter (I think my way is easier, however)
- http://www.weavingtoday.com/table-runner-patterns/ - free patterns, but you have to join
- Yarns, looms, weaving supplies, and more – http://www.paradisefibers.net/
- Yarns, looms, weaving supplies, and more - http://www.yarnbarn-ks.com/
- Yarns - http://www.yarn.com/