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Rigid Heddle Group

SampleIt Loom
Ashford SampleIt Loom

We meet the first Saturday of each month (except where noted on the Schedule).
10:00 am-2:00 pm at our NEW location:
First Presbyterian Church
101 Bridgeboro Road
Moorestown, NJ
  08057

Our General guild meeting is from 10:00 to 10:30 and the Saturday Morning Guild Meeting is from 10:30 am to 2:00 pm.


We are a group of weavers and aspiring weavers who gather to share and learn about different ways to weave, or just to hang out and weave together.

It has lots of room and parking for our group plus it's also handicap accessible. has lots of room for our group.

Any type of small portable loom is welcome, including table loom, rigid heddle, backstrap, inkle, card, frame, tapestry, or potholder. A limited number of looms are available to Guild members for short term loan. Or we can get you started making your own loom. Come join us!

Since we share the room with the spinners, you are welcome to spin, needle felt, knit, weave, or just chat. And feel free to come and go as you like. All levels of experience are welcome, including non-Guild members.

Every month we present a short demonstration of a weaving technique. Come see what weaving is all about!

Bring a snack or lunch if you like; many folks bring simple food to share.

 


General Steps of a Weaving Project

Below are some very basic steps, from start to finish, of a lilac scarf. There is hidden, within any weaving project, a plethora of variables enabling countless possibilities for any one project. Chosen fiber, sett, threading, treadling as well as how one's project is finished all contribute; not to mention the uniquely personal touch of the weaver's hand.

If the thought of venturing forward into the engaging world of weaving is drawing you, we hope to encourage you!

Weaving can be as complicated or as simple as you like. Simple is beautiful ...

 

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Warping Preparing Bobbins Tying on Warp Beaming the Warp
Warping the yarn
using a warping board
Winding the weft yarn
onto a bobbin
Tying the yardage onto a previously threaded warp;
also known as a "dummy" warp
Beaming the warp yardage
Heading and Hemming Heading and Hemming Backk of Dressed Loom Hemming
Weaving the "header" and hemming the warp
Closer view of "header"
and hem
Back of dressed loom
Hem stitching
before cutting off the loom
Braiding Washing handwoven Rinsing Drying
Braiding fringe
Washing
Rinsing
Drying

 

Handwoven Lilac Scarf
Yarn: Jagger Spun 2/8, Main Line, Lilac
Warp Length: 126 ends, 3 1/2 yards
Sett: 12 epi, 12 dent reed
Width in reed: 10 1/4"
Woven length (measured without tension): 70"
Finished dimensions after washing:
8 1/4" wide, 63 1/2" long plus 6" braided fringe
Finished project