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Books, Videos, Websites, Online Groups, Memberships Sites, 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.

If you see any rigid-heddle resources I missed, please let me know.


The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving by Rowena Hart

Crazyshot: Creative Overshot Weaving for the Rigid-Heddle Loom by Myra Wood

Crazyshot: Wearables by Myra Wood

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

Rigid-Heddle Weaving Basics and Beyond by Deborah Jarchow

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

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!


Little Looms


Gist Yarn and Fiber

Not So Rigid Weaver

Rogue Weaver

YouTube Channels

Amy D. McKnight Freestyle Weaving YouTube channe

Canyon Arts, the maker of iWeave-It created a video series about how to use their software to draft for the rigid-heddle loom.

Kelly Casanova’s YouTube Channel

Love Like Salt

Fran Caselli’s YouTube Channel (A great option for Spanish speakers.)

Poff Studio

Sarah Howard Wear Your Weaving

Online Groups 


Rigid Heddle Adventure (closed group, ask to join)

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

Rigid heddle Looms

Rigid Heddle Weaving Advanced Structures Study Group


Ashford Knitters Loomies

The Cricket Club

Glimakra Loom Lovers

Looms to Go

Rigid Heddle Looms



Weaving! WEAVING! r/weaving, general weaving, but there are a lot of rigid-peddlers in this space


Rigid Heddlers


Creative Weavers Guild

The Handweaving Academy, a rigid-heddle friendly shaft-loom site

Kelly Casanova Weaving Lessons

School of Sweet Georgia, a multi-fiber arts platform that includes rigid-heddle.

Online Classes

Kelly Casanova Weaving Lessons



Gather Textiles

Deborah Jarchow

Schacht Spindle’s School of Textile Arts

Weaver House

Yarnworker School

Kits and Patterns

Cotton Clouds

DJE Handwovens

Get Weaving

Gist Yarn and Fiber

Love Like Salt

Lunatic Fringe

The Rogue Weaver

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  *


Glimakra Emilia and Susanna *

Harrisville Easy Weaver

Komski Harp, Fiddle, Presto *

LeClerc Bergere

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.

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