Rigid Heddle Weaving Books
Rigid Heddle weaving books were rare when I first started weaving.
This list of books are books that are my go-to rigid heddle weaving books.
Hands-on Rigid Heddle Weaving by Betty Linn Davenport. Known as the recommended book for learning to weave on a rigid heddle loom; it was the first book I purchased. Betty used a Beka loom in the book, so my first rigid heddle loom was a Beka loom. This book is a little outdated but does contain the necessary instructions. My copy of this book is in the red binder. The book was so well used that it came apart and I had to punch holes in it and put it in a binder.
Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom by Syne Mitchell. This book will advance you into warp-faced patterning, weft-pile weaving, weaving with fine threads, woven shibori, shadow weave, and the textural effects you can create with different yarns and with wire and conductive thread.
The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving by Rowena Hart. This book has more techniques and guidance on working with colors and creating garments.
The Weaver’s Idea Book by Jane Patrick. This book is considered a weave-structure book of patterns and techniques. This book is for weavers who already know basic set up and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. It is a great reference book for advanced weaving patterns.
Woven Style for the 15″ Rigid Heddle Loom by Tamara Poff. Tamara combines weaving with knitting, sewing, or crochet to create beautiful garments.
What kind of reference library do you have?
- Digital Books?
I collect both.
Periodically, Handwoven publishes magazines pertaining to small loom weaving. Above is the latest issue.
Other blogs I have written on rigid heddle weaving:
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