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Expressive Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom Online Workshop

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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 Expressive Weaving on a Rigid Heddle Loom Online Workshop on our streaming platform.


Do you love weaving on your rigid heddle loom? Have you wondered, “What’s next?” after making a plain weave scarf for everyone you know? Let your imagination run wild with expert fiber arts instructor Esther Rodgers!

In this Online Workshop, you’ll learn 20+ techniques to add texture, color, dimension, and fun into your weaving projects. Whether you choose to add some subtle pizazz to a larger project or create a fabulous, bold sampler of art yarns, sequins, and colorful fiber, learn a variety of traditional and tapestry weaving techniques in this Online Workshop, and be inspired to experiment with them all.

Join Esther today to bring a sense of freedom and play into your weaving!

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Online Workshop includes:
Discussion board & Gallery: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the Online Workshop. It’s an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, express your inspirations, and share images of your work.
Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the Online Workshop content. Only you will be able to see your notes.
Video Lesson Run Time: approx. 135 minutes
The videos in this Online Workshop are available for you to watch via streaming. For details, see the ‘Navigate Your Online Workshop’ section within the Online Workshop.

Online Workshop Outline:

  • Introduction
  • Warping Techniques
  • Weaving Techniques
    • Using art and novelty yarns
    • Adding fringe, loops, & knots
    • Soumak & crocheting onto the warp
  • Color & Inlay Techniques
    • Color Inlay
    • Clasped weft
  • Creating Negative Space
  • Wrapping Up

Materials Required:

  • A rigid heddle loom
  • Stick or boat shuttles
  • Heddle hook or loom threader
  • Medium-sized binder clips
  • Weaving yarns in various colors, thicknesses, and textures
  • Scissors
  • Medium-sized binder clips
  • Optional but recommended: tapestry bobbins and weaving combs

About the Instructor


Esther Rodgers is a writer, teacher, and fiber artist who uses innovative techniques and materials to create her yarn and textile art. Beginning with raw wool, she washes, dyes, spins, and weaves fiber into one-of-a-kind yarns and fabrics. She has taught classes all over the world and makes her home in North Carolina. Learn more about Esther and her work at

Esther is also the author of How to Spin Art Yarns, and Card Wool for Color: How to Spin Gradients, Ombres, Fractals, and Self-Striping Yarns.

Author/Designer: Esther Rodgers