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The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom

January 20th 2011 in Books
The weaver's idea book: creative cloth on a rigid-heddle loom
Jane Patrick.; Interweave Press 2010
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This is a great book which explores the possibilities of the rigid heddle.  It covers plain weaves (which don’t have to be terribly plain!), laces, finger manipulated and pickup weaves, warp and weft faced fabrics as well as weaving with two heddles.

Each section has numerous examples, with colour photographs of the weavings.  There are also a number of projects throughout the book utilizing the various techniques.  I am planning to weave several of them.

If you’re interested in rigid heddles or want to learn more about what you can do with yours, I highly suggest you take a look at this book.

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