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Huck Lace 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 Huck Lace on the Rigid-Heddle Loom on our streaming platform.

You might think lace fabrics can only be woven on a multi-shaft loom, but you’ll be surprised at how easy it is to weave huck lace on a rigid-heddle loom with a pick-up stick. In this video, weaver extraordinaire and instructor Sara Bixler shows you how simple weaving lace can be as she explains how to use a pick-up stick to create patterns that are lacy, textural, and dramatic.

This video is ideal for advanced beginners and any weaver interested in weaving beautiful huck lace using a rigid-heddle loom.

In this video, you'll learn how to: 

  • Weave lacy fabric using a rigid-heddle loom and pick-up stick 
  • Read and follow a lace pattern 
  • Handle a pick-up stick with confidence 
  • Vary and combine lace units in your weaving

As you move through each lesson in this video, you’ll learn about the unique considerations of lace specific to rigid-heddle looms, how to create lace variations, and even creative uses for color. Gain the skills and knowledge to start weaving lace with this course today!

Included in the Video: 

  • 42 minutes of detailed instructional video 
  • Instructions for three lace patterns
  • Pattern for the À La Carte Napkins (also featured in Little Looms Fall 2022)

Materials and Equipment: 

  • Rigid-heddle loom with 12-dent heddle and 1 shuttle 
  • Pick-up stick (optional: second pick-up stick) 
  • Napkins pattern (included) 
  • 3/2 pearl cotton yarn for the napkins project (see pattern for details)

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 as well as see her in person in one of her many videos.

Running time: 42 minutes

Instructor: Sara Bixler