» Rigid heddle loom with a 20" weaving
width I used Schacht Spindle’s Flip
Folding Loom that comes with a 10-dent
reed (to yield 10 threads per inch),
a warping peg, threading hook, and
2 stick shuttles.
» Pick-up stick
» Cascade 2-ply merino wool yarn
( 1,000yds/lb) available in 3½oz,
220yd skeins, in the following colors:
» Dark red-orange, color 2425
( 2 skeins)
» Burnt orange, color 9465B
( 2 skeins) used for the warp
» Dark green, color 2445 ( 1 skein)
» Medium green, color 2429 ( 1 skein)
» Light green, color 8903 ( 1 skein)
» Bright yellow, color 7827 ( 1 skein)
» Heavy paper such as grocery bags
» Fiberfill stuffing like Poly-fil, or
Nature-Fil, made from bamboo and
1. Thread (warp) the loom.
Your warp (the threads that run vertically on the
loom) will be 2½yds long.
» ¾" velcro strip, about 5" long
1a. Place the warping peg in front of the loom,
2½yds away from the back apron rod.
» Muslin or scrap fabric to make the
» Sewing machine or hand-sewing
supplies, and scissors
» Incredible Rope Machine (optional)
from Schacht Spindle. I used mine to
make a twisted cord finish, but you
could hand-twist or braid a trim.
1b. Clamp the loom to the table, with the back of
the loom hanging over the edge of the table, and
place the burnt orange yarn on the floor underneath the apron rod. Facing the back of the loom,
tie the yarn onto the rod close to one end (it doesn’t
matter which side, whichever is most comfortable
Photography by Jane Patrick
» Warp length: 2½yds allows about 30"
for loom waste and practice
Width in the rigid heddle reed: 19"
Warp ends per inch (epi): 8
1c. Using the threading hook, take a loop of the
warp yarn through the slot in the heddle (½" from
the edge of the heddle) and carry it over to the
warping peg (Figures A and B, next page). There
will now be 2 warp ends through the slot.
Number of warp ends: 152
1d. Bring the yarn around the apron rod and
through the next slot, and then around the warping
peg (Figure C). Continue in this manner all the way
across your loom for a total of 19" ( 152 ends). Tie
off the end on the apron rod (Figure D).