Weaving is an art that can seem rather daunting and complex to a beginner, so to get you started, Kate and Annie have put together a series of video guides to help demystify the world of loom weaving.
If you’re unfamiliar with the term ‘heddle’, simply put, it’s a series of strings that separate and guide the warp threads.
In this video, Kate shows us how to make spare and replacement heddles for any loom that uses string/texsol/metal heddles. Kate demonstrates 2 techniques, using a heddle jig and on the loom.
For more weaving video guides, including How to Wind a Warp and How to Warp a Loom, click here.
This video is intended as an aid to remembering the steps, not as a tutorial.
Looking to get started with weaving and need some yarn? Check out Kate and Annie’s favourite weaving yarns in the Wiseheart & Wild Edit.
MEET THE WEAVERS
Owner of Wiseheart Textiles, designer and weaver Kate makes beautiful woven textiles with the intent of using traditional crafting techniques to create stunning pieces for a modern, sustainable home. As well as sharing her finished woven pieces, Kate also shares her time and knowledge in weaving and spinning workshops, all of which can be found on the Wiseheart and Wild online shop.
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