Resources

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.

This page includes affiliate links from Amazon and Interweave, although I encourage you to support your local retailer, not everyone is lucky enough to have a weaving retailer nearby. All affiliate links are to products that I fully believe in and endorse. The small income from these links help fund this site.

Books

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

Weaving with Three Heddles: An Introduction to Multiple Rigid Heddle Weaving without Pick-up Sticks by David McKinney now free on XRX website!

Woven Scarves by Jane Patrick and Stephanie Flynn-Sokolov

Woven to Wear by Marilyn Murphy

Woven Treasures by Sara Lamb

The Xenakis Technique: for the Construction of Four Harness Textiles by David Xenakis

Videos

Amy D. McKnight Freestyle Weaving YouTube channel

Creative Weaving: Lace, Color, and Fringe Techniques for the Rigid Heddle Loom with Sara Bixler

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

Kelly Casanova’s YouTube Channel

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

Websites

selected for free patterns, videos, and general info on rigid-heddle weaving

Ashford.com

Kromskia.com

Schachtspindle.com

Weavingdaily.com

Rigidheddleweaving.com

WeaveFreestyle.com

WeaveZine.com

Online Groups

Facebook

Rigid Heddle Adventure (closed group, ask to join)

Rigid Heddle Loom endeavour (closed group, ask to join)

Rigid heddle Looms

Ravelry

Ashford Knitters Loomies

The Cricket Club

Glimaka Loom Lovers

Looms to Go

Rigid Heddle Looms

Yarnworker

Weavolution

Rigid Heddlers

Online Classes

Creative Weaving Techniques with Jane Patrick

Kelly Casanova Weaving Lessons with Kelly Casanova

Pickup Stick & Finger Control Techniques with Stephanie Flynn Sokolov

Rigid Heddle Weaving with Angela Tong

Rigid Heddle Weaving: Beyond the Basics with Deborah Jarchow

Simply Stunning Scarves with Deborah Jarchow

Yarnworker School with Liz Gipson

Kits and Patterns

Cotton Clouds

DJE Handwovens

Get Weaving

Gist Yarn and Fiber

ZoZo Fiberarts

Loom Manufacturers

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  *

Beka 

Glimakra Emilia and Susanna *

Harrisville Easy Weaver

Komski Harp, Fiddle, Presto *

LeClerc Bergere

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.