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!
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
Fran Caselli’s YouTube Channel (A great option for Spanish speakers.)
Sarah Howard Wear Your Weaving
Rigid Heddle Adventure (closed group, ask to join)
Rigid Heddle Loom endeavour (closed group, ask to join)
Rigid Heddle Weaving Advanced Structures Study Group
Weaving! WEAVING! r/weaving, general weaving, but there are a lot of rigid-peddlers in this space
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.
Kelly Casanova Weaving Lessons
Schacht Spindle’s School of Textile Arts
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 *
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.