Once you get the hang of weaving with one pick-up stick, adding a second to the mix is a great next step. It allows you to weave more complex patterns and opens up a whole new world of possibilities for the rigid-heddle loom. It also might sound a bit confusing. How do you juggle two pick-up sticks without mixing them up or having one interfere with another? Won’t having two in such a small area be a bother?
Fortunately for us all, Sara Goldenberg White once again shares her tips, tricks, and best practices on using pick-up sticks in her course Pick-Up Stick Basics and Beyond.
Sara’s calm demeanor is instantly soothing. As she walks the viewer step-by-step through reading and weaving a pattern using two pick-up sticks, it suddenly doesn’t seem as convoluted. It makes perfect sense how you can balance two pick-up sticks in one warp once you’ve watched Sara do it.
Even the task of removing and reinserting your pick-up sticks multiple times doesn’t seem so daunting once Sara demonstrates how quick and easy it is. I especially loved this short tip Sara shared about picking up in front of the heddle to make it easier to see!
This tip is just the start of what you'll learn from Sara. Want to know more? Current subscribers can log in and watch an incredible 12-minute clip from Sara’s video Pick-Up Stick Basics and Beyond, where she breaks down weaving with two pick-up sticks in a way that just makes sense. This extended clip is also available in our library for easy access.
Then, practice your new skills with the pattern PDF for Sara’s Squiggle Shawl (or get the shawl pattern here in the library)!
Whether you’re new to weaving with two pick-up sticks or want a refresher, I hope you have fun weaving this gorgeous project!
Pick-Up Stick Video + Pattern
In this 12-minute excerpt from her course, Sara Goldenberg White shares her tips, tricks, and best practices on using two pick-up sticks. You’ll learn how to read your pattern and insert and manage your pick-up sticks in a way that makes sense. Enjoy watching and learning with this expert instructor!