Patterned gauze weave – warping the rigid heddle loom

December 31, 2012

I spent a good portion of yesterday on the rigid heddle loom, measuring the warp and warping the loom.   I am indebted to the information contained in Betty Linn Davenport’s invaluable book “Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving“, without which I would probably still trying to get the patterned gauze sample on the loom.

The key piece of information I learned during this process is that when tying on, the heddle has to be in the “up” position.  This allows for the threads in the holes to be tied slightly longer than the holes in the slots in order to achieve a shed.  Of course I learned this the hard way even though it’s right there in the book and had the joy of  tying on twice.

Here is a short photo gallery demonstrating how I warped the rigid heddle loom.

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2 Responses to Patterned gauze weave – warping the rigid heddle loom

  1. Vasilisa
    December 31, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Oddly, I’ve always warped my rigid heddle looms with the heddle in the neutral position.

    • admin
      December 31, 2012 at 10:07 am

      Yes, which is how I tied on the first time and couldn’t make a shed. So then I went back and re-read that section of the book and tied on again using the advice found there. It worked! I was most pleased.

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