Loom Theory: Rigid-Heddle Scarf Collection 2019 – A Collection like no Other


I love the modern story of the rigid-heddle loom. It’s not a new loom by any means, but in the last few years, the rigid-heddle loom’s popularity has grown by leaps and bounds and with it our collective understanding of its capabilities. Plain weave is always beautiful and is the basis of all weaving, including rigid-heddle weaving, yet with a little bit of planning and clever hand manipulation of warp and weft, you can create works of woven art on a rigid-heddle loom. No one would ever guess they were done on a loom that many believe to be a simple loom for simple weaving.

Rigid-Heddle Scarf

Using two heddles, Tammy Bast cleverly wove a scarf of rosepath twill using wool yarns from JaggerSpun. Photo by Caleb Young, Good Folk Photography

For Loom Theory: Rigid-Heddle Scarf Collection 2019, we paired some of our favorite designers with yarns that matched their weaving styles and asked each of them to design a wonderful scarf. The yarns they used were already wonderful: naturally dyed cottons, fashionable designer yarns, lovely wool, dreamy natural silks, sparkly creations, and soft, hand-dyed yarns. Scrolling through this lookbook, I think you will agree that the scarves designed and woven with these luscious and unique yarns form a collection like no other.

Rigid-Heddle Scarf

Color Crush by Deborah Jarchow combines 5 fantastic yarns from Trendsetter Yarns with plain weave and honeycomb. Photo by Caleb Young, Good Folk Photography

You can purchase the pattern collection while browsing the lookbook—clicking the “Purchase Now” button on every design-information page directs you to our store page where you can download the entire collection of patterns in a bundle.

The beautiful yarns in this lookbook are courtesy of Yarn Barn of Kansas, Vävstuga, Treenway Silks, Lunatic Fringe Yarns, Jagger Spun, Trendsetter Yarns, and Fairmount Fibers.

The designers are Susan Bateman and Melissa Parsons, Angela K. Schneider, Peg MacMorris, Rachel Simmons, Tammy Bast, Deborah Jarchow, and Judy Pagels.

Please enjoy Loom Theory: Rigid-Heddle Scarf Collection 2019, a collection like no other.

Weave well,
Susan

Featured Image: Featured image: Rachel Simmons combined clasped weft and overshot in her Diamonds and Rust scarf woven using natural cottons from Lunatic Fringe Yarns to great effect. Photo by Caleb Young, Good Folk Photography


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