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.

Video Tip! Setting Yourself Up for Weaving Success

Whether you want to start your weaving journey with good habits or you want to learn some to incorporate into your weaving life, Sara Bixler’s got you covered.

Weaving for Thanksgiving

It’s almost October, which means Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Here’s a list of a few projects perfect for decorating your home or giving as host gifts.

Tool Corner: Threading Hooks

Threading hooks might seem like simple tools, but finding the right one for you can make a difference in the efficiency and ergonomics of warping a rigid-heddle loom.

A Retreat for Small-Looms Lovers

Looking for a retreat for multi-shaft AND small-loom weavers alike? We've got the event for you!

The Glamp Shawl: Is It a Blanket Scarf?

I’ve been traveling a lot this fall, and the fashion trend I’ve noticed in airports and around town on brisk days is the blanket scarf. Recently, I even stalked a woman wearing one at Denver International Airport.

Video Tip! Choosing Warp Yarns

Learn the easy way to figure out if a yarn will work for your warp on a rigid-heddle loom with this video tip from Sara Bixler.

Fearless Weaving

I’ve seen fear of failure paralyze would-be weavers. I recently chimed in on a Facebook post by someone seeking advice on getting started on a rigid-heddle loom. While everyone else suggested baby steps, my advice was to grab yarn and jump in feet first.

How to Throw a Dye Party

Who loves a party? I know I do, especially if it is a dye party. I have hosted and participated in dozens of dye parties over the years, and I am here to tell you how it’s done.

All Access Exclusive

Try the Slit-Weft Technique—in a Scarf!

Get the details behind the design possibilities of the slit-weft technique, and All Access subscribers can download an exclusive scarf pattern to try out what they’ve learned.

Call for Submissions: Fall 2024—Best of Both Worlds

For Fall 2024, we’re looking for projects woven using yarn blends—any yarn blends!