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7 Rigid Heddle Weaving Books You Need in Your Reference Library

Rigid Heddle Weaving Books

Rigid Heddle weaving books were rare when I first started weaving. Rigid Heddle Weaving books can help you learn your new weaving art.

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Below is my go-to rigid heddle weaving book list. Further discussion about the books follows the list.

Getting Started

Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving
Hands on Rigid Heddle Weaving (Hands on S)
  • Betty Linn Davenport (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 120 Pages – 12/01/1987 (Publication Date) – Krause Craft (Publisher)

Known as the recommended book for learning to weave on a rigid heddle loom, Hands-on Rigid Heddle Weaving 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 This book is a little outdated but does contain the necessary instructions.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 the pictured red binder.

Inventive Weaving
Inventive Weaving on a Little Loom: Discover the Full Potential of the Rigid-Heddle Loom, for Beginners and Beyond
  • Sto-29726
  • 9.78E+12
  • Brand new item / unopened product
  • Storey publishing
  • Mitchell, Syne (Author)

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, wire, and conductive thread. For a beginning weaver, this is an excellent instruction manual.


Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving
The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving
  • Rowena Hart (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 100 Pages – 07/15/2024 (Publication Date) – Ashford Handicrafts Limited (Publisher)

The Ashford Book of Rigid Heddle Weaving by Rowena Hart. This book has more techniques and guidance on working with colors and creating garments.

Weaving Made Easy
Weaving Made Easy Revised and Updated: 17 Projects Using a Rigid-Heddle Loom
  • Amazon Kindle Edition
  • Gipson, Liz (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 279 Pages – 10/14/2014 (Publication Date) – Krause Craft (Publisher)

Handwove Home
Handwoven Home: Weaving Techniques, Tips, and Projects for the Rigid-Heddle Loom
  • Gipson, Liz (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 168 Pages – 06/08/2017 (Publication Date) – Krause Craft (Publisher)

Handwoven Home by Liza Gipson. Again, Liz Gipson brings many ideas and patterns for your rigid heddle loom.

Advanced Techniques

The Weavers Idea Book
The Weaver’s Idea Book: Creative Cloth on a Rigid Heddle Loom
  • INTERWEAVE PRESS-The Weaver’s Idea Book
  • New and experienced weavers alike are always on the lookout for new weave-structure patterns
  • This book includes a wide variety of patterns for the simple rigid-heddle loom, accompanied by harness drafts for multishaft looms
  • The techniques include leno, Brooks bouquet, soumak, and embroidery on fabric
  • Each chapter contains weaving patterns along with swatches illustrating the techniques, accompanied by step-by-step photography

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 know the basic setup and weaving on a rigid heddle loom. It is a great reference book for advanced weaving patterns.

Woven Style
Woven Style for the 15″ Rigid Heddle Loom: Go Beyond the Rectangle Combining Knitting, Sewing or Crochet
  • Poff, Tamara (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 98 Pages – 12/17/2016 (Publication Date) – Poff Studio (Publisher)

Woven Style for the 15″ Rigid Heddle Loom by Tamara Poff. Tamara combines weaving with knitting, sewing, or crocheting to create beautiful garments.


CrazyShot- Creative Overshot Weaving for the Rigid Heddle Loom 

Learn how to weave overshot with a rigid heddle loom.

CrazyShot- Creative Overshot Weaving for the Rigid Heddle Loom
  • Wood, Myra (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 50 Pages – 07/03/2021 (Publication Date) – Independently published (Publisher)

What kind of reference library do you have?

  • Books?
  • Digital Books?

I collect both.

Other blogs I have written on rigid heddle weaving:

Buyer’s Guide to Rigid Heddle Looms

Weaving Looms:  Which One is Right for You

Rigid Heddle Loom Comparison

Rigid Heddle Loom Patterns

Last update on 2024-07-14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

5 thoughts on “7 Rigid Heddle Weaving Books You Need in Your Reference Library”

  1. I started weaving just this year – got a rigid heddle loom for Christmas and got Hands-on Rigid Heddle Weaving to help get me started. I’ll definitely check out those other books in the future when I can afford to get some more books.

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