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Beginning Weaving on the Rigid-Heddle Loom Video Download

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Access more than 140 video courses (including this one) with a Long Thread Media All Access subscription, bringing you up close to experts in spinning, weaving, needleworking, felting, and dyeing. View Beginning Weaving on the Rigid-Heddle Loom on our streaming platform.

Learn to Weave in a Weekend

It can be challenging to learn a new skill, and weaving is no different. That’s why expert weaver Sara Bixler designed this comprehensive video to give you the support, techniques, and advice you need to weave successfully on a rigid-heddle loom.

You’ll find everything you need in one place, including:

  • Common weaving terms to teach you the lingo
  • Tools and equipment and how to use them
  • Parts of the loom and steps to get yours set up
  • Ways to incorporate stripes for colorful and easy design variations
  • Advice for great on-loom warp tension and much more

As you watch, you’ll learn to weave a beautiful Fibonacci striped scarf with Sara’s guidance. You can also try one of the many design options Sara describes in the video and that we’ve included in the workbook. That workbook comes with the video and provides resources and insights to help you now and down the road.

Whether you are brand new to weaving, want to improve your skills, or just love learning new things, this rigid-heddle weaving video is for you.

This video is brought to you by:

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Materials and equipment:

  • Rigid-heddle loom
  • Heddle of appropriate dent size
  • Packing paper or sticks
  • Shuttles
  • Tape Measure
  • T-pins and tapestry needles
  • Scissors- small and large
  • Yarn for your warp and weft
  • Draft or design you will be following
  • Threading hook
  • Warping Tools (direct or indirect)

Included in the video download:

  • 2 hours 36 minutes of video instruction
  • Workbook
  • Bonus resources


Sara C. Bixler is the owner and resident instructor of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York, Pennsylvania. She has been teaching for nearly 10 years and prides herself on having a broad knowledge spectrum to share with her students. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Science in K-12 education—although she gives full credit for the depth of her knowledge to her apprenticeship with her father, Tom Knisely. You can find many examples of Sara's work in issues of Handwoven and Little Looms and see her in person or in one of her many videos.

Running time: 2 hours 36 minutes

Instructor: Sara C. Bixler