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Discussion group for users of rigid heddle looms and anyone interested in learning about a rigid heddle loom. 

To go where no rigid heddle loom has gone before. 

Be brave, join us.

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Joined: 03/23/2017

I'm a weaving novice desperate to learn how to weave properly. I have a rigid heddle loom (Ashford 80cm) which I love. My question is: how do I wind a wide warp on under tension? If i try to do anything wider than a scarf, the tension is all over the place and I end up with skips. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips? 

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Hi... not sure if it's ok to place this notice here.. if not please excuse and feel free to remove Smile

I am looking for (2) used 10" RH Crickets and (2) 15" used RH Crickets. 

Thanks!  

 

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How do I weave 4 shaft patterns on the rigid heddle. Unfortunately I don't have a 3rd heddle block, what other way do I use?

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 I have been looking for direction or pattern on waffle weave on 2 heddles. I can only find waffle weave on 1 heddle with a pick up stick. I have scoured several rigid heddle books and pattern idea books.

Robin

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Has anyone gotten the travel bag for the Flip?  I made one for my 15" out of tapestry style upholstery fabric, but it's still quite floppy & a nuisance to try to load.  I was wondering if Schacht's has more body to it. 

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Has anyone gotten the travel bag for the Flip?  I made one for my 15" out of tapestry style upholstery fabric, but it's still quite floppy & a nuisance to try to load.  I was wondering if Schacht's has more body to it. 

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I'm new to rigid hedddling and loving it... I want to make a kitchen towel using a tartan pattern (I know it will be plain weave)... in order to get more than one repeat of the tartan pattern, what size yarn should I use? With only a 10 or 12 dent, how do I get enough slots for the amount of ends needed? I have been watching for a class in the PNW, but haven't run across any yet..suggestions and/or advice is appreciated... thanks!

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I just heard that Ashford has a 48" rigid heddle loom. Does anyone have any experience with loom, or any comments about?

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Joined: 11/15/2016

I got the 48" Ashford RH loom as an early Christmas gift.  I am a new weaver, this is my first loom, and I love it!

 

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 I just bought one over Christmas. I love my Ashford 48 inch. It has a great stand and is very sturdy. I have used a single heddle and am trying to figure out how to use 2 heddles. I don't have a whole lot of weaving experience and I am finding it difficult to navigate patterns on 2 heddles. I may need a class.

It is a little difficult to use the whole width however I manged once I got a system. I had to put my hand half way through the warp to push the shuttle through the rest of the way. 

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Joined: 06/10/2009

My feelings are that you bave to be super careful to keep the fell of your lots straight!

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What length pick-up stick for a 15in rigid heddle?  Would you go 16 or slightly longer at 18?  The Schacht 16 is on 7/8in wide, so it would make a smaller shed.  The 18in is 1 1/8 inch, so a bigger shed.  The last pick-up stick work I did was with one only 1in longer than my weaving width but it was clower to 1.25in wide.

Thanks!

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I have the Ashford 20" Knitters Loom and I would like to knit a scarf for my second project. I currently have 3 spools of silk yarn, very thin. I have the 2 heddle kit installed on this loom and I was able to weave the Double Weave Shuttle Holder project that came with the loom. The heddle size I have is 7.5. Is this heddle to large to use with my silk yarn?

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Hi there. I'm a complete novice who has just acquired an Ashford Rigid Heddle for Christmas. I've spent today trying to warp my "32 loom using the instruction booklet that came with it. I've re-threaded it 3 times and still cannot weave... I realised I had the reed on the wrong way wrong and so corrected that but it was no difference. When the reed is in the 'up' position half of the yarn sits on the bottom and half in the eyes. When the reed is in the bottom position half of the yarn sits in the eyes and the other half sits a centimetre below. When I look at the booklet, I notice that in the 'down' position half of the yarn sits at the top of the reed and half in the eyes. The top of the reed is not getting any action at the moment! Do you have any idea what I am doing wrong. It's taken me all day to work on this and I'm very disillusioned! I'm so keen to get weaving. I've looked at the Ashford youtube video as well but cannot see where I am going wrong. Please help! Thanks very much. Sam 

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Kromski 24" loom I will be getting in Jan. I can't find anywhere the over all size of this loom. I need the front to back measurements to knowwhat size table I want to use with. I really look forward to getting loom. It will be my 1st loom.

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3 Rigid Heddles: Videos?   Are there any web videos showing someone weaving with three rigid heddles?  I've read the two books on the topic of making 4-harness textiles with the rigid heddle, but I'm having trouble picturing how it actually works.  It sounds cumbersome to manage all those heddles.  I'd like to figure out how it works before I actually spend the money for extra heddles.  Any advice will also be appreciated!

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RIGGID HEADLE LOOM PLANS

Hi! does any one have a design plan for building a really good loom? Where I live there are none for buying and I´m using an old one that belonged to my mother and has many problems, one of which is: small, I want it bigger, some 80 cm. Can anyone take measures and photos of a good loom, Schacht or Ashford or whatever and send it to me? I wouldn´t ask such a thing if I could buy one but we have many troubles with imported beyings in my country at this moment.

Thanks...Silvia

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Hi, I'd like to introduce myself. I stumbled upon this site by accident, Happy! will be getting an Ashford Knitter's Loom 20" for Christmas. I am looking forward to using it. :)

 

I may have some questions! LOL

I am a spinner, knitter and a past horseback rider. I am recovering from severe injuries and will be putting my time into fiber pursuits

Rita

got put on wrong thread! sorry!

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Oops - should have been a group post, not a comment. 

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Hi All,Usually (2 scarves under belt), I wash a scarf by hand, lay it out to dry, then kinda brush it after it has dried.  Are there other methods of finishing?  I keep seeing "wet finish" but I cannot find information regarding this.  Can anyone post a link/description.TIADianaMT