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

October 29, 2019

New and experienced weavers alike are always on the lookout for new weave-structure patterns. The Weaver’s Idea Book by Jane Patrick presents a wide variety of patterns for the simple rigid-heddle loom, accompanied by harness drafts for multishaft looms. The techniques include leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak, and embroidery on fabric. Each chapter contains weaving patterns along with swatches illustrating the techniques, accompanied by step-by-step photography. Spiral bound and hard cover.

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Weaving for Beginners- An Illustrated Guide by Peggy Osterkamp 2nd Edition

September 20, 2019

Weaving for Beginners, An Illustrated Guide Second Edition is the “Go-to” guide for beginning weavers!

If you’re a beginning weaver, this step by step guide is a must have!

Hardcover and SIGNED by author Peggy Osterkamp

 

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Basket Weave Towel Instructions- 2 Towel- Rigid Heddle

September 20, 2019

Want a Color Gamp that is both functional and beautiful?  This is it! Finished towels are approximately 12.5” x 24”. The 5/2 yarn is doubled in each dent and doubled when weaving to make a balanced basket weave structure.

You can find instructions for the 4 towel variation HERE

To view more pictures or to purchase the kit, click HERE!

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Essential Towels Instructions

September 20, 2019

Weave two completely different and stunning towels from the same warp on your 4-shaft loom.  Pattern spots are interspersed with sections of plain weave for maximum color blending.  We have included instructions to make two striped towels using our 5/2 Tubular Spectrum yarns.  The finished sizes of the towels are approximately 15.5” x 24”.  Thank you to Deb Essen for the wonderful design!

To view more pictures, or to purchase the kit, please click HERE!

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3/2 American Maid Washcloth Instructions

September 20, 2019

Looking for a quick project to use the wonderful 3/2 American Maid yarns?  How about a simple pattern to make ten soft washcloths?  We have included instructions to make these wash cloths on either a rigid heddle loom or a 4-shaft loom.  The wash cloths are made with natural white as the warp, and all five colors for the weft. We give you detailed instructions to make one wash cloth, and then you get to choose how to weave the others…there is enough yarn to weave 10 washcloths.  The finished sizes of the washcloths are approximately 9” x 10”.

The instructions are designed with the naturally colored cotton yarns from an 3/2 American Maid™ sampler kit, one 8 oz cone of 3/2 American Maid natural white and one 1.5 oz cone of 6/2 American Maid natural white for the hems.

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Popping Purple Scarf — Instructions

September 20, 2019

Looking for a quick project to use the wonderful cotton yarns in your stash?  How about two soft, wonderfully textured scarves?  These instructions will guide you to make two scarves, using either a rigid heddle loom or a 4-shaft floor loom and approximately 1,200 yards of 5/2 mercerized cotton yarn.  The finished size of each scarf is approximately 8” x 60” plus 4” fringe on either end.

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Gray Matter Scarf – Instructions

September 20, 2019

Looking for a quick project to use the wonderful cotton yarns in your 5/2 Gray Matter kit?  How about two soft, wonderfully textured scarves?  These instructions will guide you to make two scarves, using either a rigid heddle loom or a 4-shaft floor loom.  The finished size of each scarf is approximately 8” x 60” plus 4” fringe on either end.

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8/2 American Maid Cotton Towel 4-shaft Loom Instructions- “Serenity Towels”

September 20, 2019

Instructions for these “Serenity Towels” make three soft and fluffy towels from your 4-shaft loom in just a few hours.  These instructions make quick work out of 8/2 cotton yarn. The instructions are for one plaid towel, one warp striped towel woven with the natural white, and one more towel of your own design. The instructions are designed with the naturally colored cotton yarns from an 8/2 American Maid™ sampler kit and one 8 oz cone of natural white unmercerized cotton yarn.

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10/2 American Maid Cotton Towel Rigid Heddle Instructions

September 20, 2019

Instructions for two soft and fluffy towels from your rigid heddle loom in just a few hours.  These instructions make  quick work out of 10/2 cotton yarn: one plaid and one light green and white.  The instructions are designed with the naturally colored cotton yarns from an 10/2 American Maid™ sampler kit.

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8/2 American Maid Cotton Towel Rigid Heddle Instructions

September 20, 2019

Instructions for two soft and fluffy towels from your rigid heddle loom in just a few hours.  These instructions make  quick work out of 8/2 cotton yarn: one plaid and one light green and white.  The instructions are designed with the naturally colored cotton yarns from an 8/2 American Maid™ sampler kit.

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