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Color-and-Weave 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 Color-and-Weave on the Rigid-Heddle Loom on our streaming platform.

If you're not familiar with the realm of possibilities in color-and-weave, get ready to expand your weaving horizons with instructor Sara Bixler. Using just two colors on your rigid-heddle loom, you can create an amazing array of visual effects in your projects—no pick-up stick required. 

This video will cover: 

  • Choosing yarns for an effective contrast 
  • How to design and plan a color pattern
  • Special considerations for warping color-and-weave on a rigid-heddle
  • How to read a weaving pattern
  • Shuttle management
  • Tips for tidy selvedges and finishing
  • And ways to explore even more variations

Color-and-weave produces impressive designs on even the simplest weave structures, such as plain weave, making it perfect for the rigid-heddle loom. Though it may look complex, don't let your eyes fool you. It's the unique combination of alternating light and dark values that create these one-of-a-kind optical illusions, and it's easier than you think.

Included in the Video Download: 

  • Detailed instructional videos, totaling 52 minutes of video 
  • Penny Candy Scarf Pattern with threading and treadling plan  
  • Plus links to additional resources to build on skills learned during the video

Materials and Equipment: 

  • Rigid-heddle loom with 15-dent heddle or 2 8-dent heddles and two shuttles 
  • Warping board or warping peg 
  • Sampler gamp pattern (included)
  • 5/2 pearl cotton yarn for your scarf project 

As you work through each lesson, you'll gain the confidence to start weaving color-and-weave effects and put this new knowledge into practice. Get started weaving with Sara today!

Sara Bixler is the owner and resident instructor of Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York, Pennsylvania. Many of Sara's students praise her ability to guide students through the challenging world of color theory, specifically relating to weaving. Sara has spent many years experimenting with color in weaving focusing her studies on how color relationships are affected by yarn size, luster, sett, and weave structure. 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.

Running time: 52 minutes

Instructor: Sara Bixler