Brown County is full of fiber artists, and the library has a good selection of materials on the fiber arts. New additions to the collection are all about weaving on a rigid heddle loom.
Great for absolute newbies and expert weavers alike, a rigid heddle loom is both a gateway to the wide world of weaving and a useful tool for any weaver.
The library has the classic book Hands -on Rigid Heddle Weaving, by Betty Davenport, to get you started off on the right foot.
If you learn better from instructional videos rather than books, two new dvds are available, both by expert weaver Liz Gipson. To get you started there is Slots and Holes: 3 Ways to Warp Your Rigid Heddle Loom. And for tips, tricks, and problem solving along your weaving journey take a look at Weaving Well on Your Rigid Heddle Loom.
Last but not least, the book Weave, Knit, Wear will provide you with inspiration and projects for clothing and accessories that combine woven fabric and knitting. The weaving was all done with a rigid heddle loom, proving that weaving on a simple loom does not doom you to never ending scarves and hand towels – you can make clothing too!
So, if you’ve ever wondered about weaving, a good place to start learning is at the library.
Weave, Knit, Wear – Judith Shangold, 746.1 SHA
Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving – Betty Davenport, 746.1 DAV
Slots and Holes: 3 Ways to Warp Your Rigid Heddle Loom – Liz Gipson, 746.1 SLO
Weaving Well on Your Rigid Heddle Loom (Life After Warping) – Liz Gipson, 746.1 LIF
More weaving resources at INSPIRE ” Other Databases ” Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center