Books, Videos, Websites, Online Groups, Classes, Loom Manufactures
If you are lucky enough to have a local shop nearby that supports weaving, please support them. They can give you personal handholding when you need it, and they offer you the invaluable service of allowing you to get hands-on experience when picking your yarn, fiber, and equipment. Consider your loom, book, and other materials support of this service.
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The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving by Rowena Hart
Creative Weaving: Beautiful Fabrics with a Simple Loom by Sarah Howard and Elisabeth Kendrick
Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving by Betty Davenport
Handwoven Home by Liz Gipson
Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom by Syne Mitchell
Get Weaving: Clothing from Your Rigid Heddle Loom by Sarah Howard and Elisabeth Kendrick
Kismet: Weaving was bound to meet Knit & Crochet from Hill Country Weavers
Simply Woven Garments by Jane Patrick and Sara Goldenberg White
Textures and Patterns on the Rigid Heddle Loom by Betty Davenport
Weave Knit Wear by Judith Shangold
A Weaver’s Guide to Yarn by Liz Gipson
A Weaver’s Guide to Swatching by Liz Gipson
The Weaver’s Idea Book by Jane Patrick
Weaving Made Easy by Liz Gipson
Woven Scarves by Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn-Sokolov
Woven Style for the 15” Rigid Heddle Loom by Tamara Poff
Woven to Wear by Marilyn Murphy
Woven Treasures by Sara Lamb
The Xenakis Technique: for the Construction of Four Harness Textiles by David Xenakis now free on XRX website!
Creative Weaving 1: Four Design Techniques for the Rigid Heddle Loom with Sara Bixler
Double Your Fun: Doubleweave on a Rigid Heddle Loom with Liz Gipson
Life After Warping: Weaving Well on Your Rigid-Heddle Loom with Liz Gipson
Slots and Holes: 3 Ways to Warp a Rigid Heddle Loom with Liz Gipson
Twice as Nice, Weaving with Two Heddles on a Rigid-Heddle Loom with Liz Gipson
Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom with Jane Patrick
Craftsy/BluPrint was recently purchased by TN Marketing. There were a number of rigid-heddle classes available under the Craftsy brand. Keep an eye on their website for updates.
Fran Caselli’s YouTube Channel (A great option for Spanish speakers.)
Rigid Heddle Adventure (closed group, ask to join)
Rigid Heddle Loom endeavour (closed group, ask to join)
Kits and Patterns
Below are manufacturers that currently manufacture rigid-heddle looms. You may find other discontinued looms at a garage sale or online. Although they may seem like a bargain, many of the current loom manufactures have redesigned or reissued their looms with today’s weaver in mind. Buying a good tool is always worth the price!
Ashford Knitter’s Loom, Sampleit, Traditional *
Glimakra Emilia and Susanna *
Harrisville Easy Weaver
Komski Harp, Fiddle, Presto *
Majacraft Dynamic Heddle *
Schacht Spindle Company Cricket and Flip *
*These manufactures have updated their loom designs. If you first experienced the rigid-heddle loom more than a decade ago, these are not the looms you remember. Advanced manufacturing technology has made more features possible. There is a good loom comparison chart posted in the Rigid Heddle Loom group on Ravelry that was compiled by triplr95 and Stella8523 and updated by Climberknits in October of 2017. This blog post I wrote on beams may also help you think about your loom choice.