Rigid Heddle

The rigid-heddle loom gets its name from the heddle that is lifted and lowered. This heddle allows specific threads to be isolated in either a slot or a hole which work together to create patterning in your cloth. This loom has gained significant popularity and has become the primary loom for many weavers. With the rigid-heddle loom, the loom’s width determines the width of your piece, so be sure to find a loom that suits your desired projects.

Discover the breadth of possibilities with the rigid-heddle articles, projects, and patterns in this category and throughout Little Looms.

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Subscriber Bonus: Pocket Scarf Project

Don’t let pocketless pants get you down. With this rigid-heddle scarf project from Liz Gipson, you can add 4 extra pockets to any outfit.

What’s Making Us Happy: Spring 2024

There's so much to love about the Spring 2024 issue! Here are three things we can’t wait for you to read!

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Rigid-Heddle Projects from the Pages of Handwoven

As a bonus for All Access Subscribers, we’ve pulled two rigid-heddle projects from back issues of Handwoven and turned them into handy-dandy PDF downloads.

Sizing Up My Weaving

Anne wanted to weave with a yak/silk blend in the warp, but was worried about the damage the heddle might do to the fuzzy yarn. Instead of giving up, she applied sizing, a temporary coating designed to protect yarns while weaving.

Your Top 10 Favorites from Last Year

Out of all the posts we put up last year, these were the 10 you loved the most.

Weaving That’s Hip to Be Square

Explore the possibilities within the confines of the right angle in the Spring 2024 issue of Easy Weaving with Little Looms.

Express Yourself with Rigid-Heddle Weaving

Esther Rodgers uses hand-manipulation techniques, interesting yarns, and a no-mistakes attitude to create her one-of-a-kind work. Allison explores Esther's philosophy of design in rigid-heddle weaving.

Warmth for Your Weaving: Meet Peach Fuzz

Explore Pantone’s 2024 color of the year with inspiring designs for small looms and embrace a little coziness.

5 Tips for Weaving with Wool and 2 Free Projects

Winter is the perfect time for weaving with wool, so Christina is sharing her top 5 tips for using this wonderful, versatile fiber and 2 subscriber-exclusive projects for cozy wool scarves.

The Low-Stress Guide to Weaving Gifts

Want to avoid giving someone two skeins of yarn and telling the recipient it will be a scarf . . . one day? Here are our tips for gift planning.