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Rigid Heddle Weaving Books

Rigid Heddle weaving books were rare when I first started weaving.

Below is my list of books that are my go-to rigid heddle weaving books. Further discussion about the books follows the list.


Getting Started

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Projects

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Advanced Techniques

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What kind of reference library do you have?

  • Books?
  • Digital Books?

I collect both.

Other blogs I have written on rigid heddle weaving:

Weaving Looms:  Which One is Right for You

Rigid Heddle Loom Comparison

Rigid Heddle Loom Patterns