If you're just getting started on a rigid heddle loom, or are simply looking for a quick project you can weave in a weekend, these rigid heddle dish towels using our organic cotton are just what you need. Although this pattern was designed with beginner rigid heddle loom weavers in mind, it can easily be made on a 4-shaft loom too. The Rigid Heddle Dish Towels are woven with three colors of Beam Organic Cotton, a soft, hardy, 100% USA-made cotton yarn perfect for weaving dish towels, home textiles, apparel, and more. Designed by Sarah Resnick.
Download the free pattern here.
Warp & Weft: 3 cones of Beam Organic Cotton
Weft Color Order: Weave the first towel with Yarn B and the second towel with Yarn C. Each towel should measure 26” long in loom. Weave with scrap yarn for 1” in between the towels.
On a 4-shaft loom, you can thread your project for plain weave. This means warping your yarn 1,2,3,4,1,2,3,4 across the width of your warp. Then thread a 12-dent reed with one yarn strand per dent. Follow the weft color order and the rest of the project pattern as written above.
Our Beginner Rigid Heddle Collection includes three great beginner projects for rigid heddle. Each successive project builds on your skills as a learning weaver, helping you to feel more confident at your loom and ready for future projects.
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Sarah Resnick is the Founder of Gist Yarn. She learned how to weave in Toronto in 2009, and was hauling a loom from Craigslist up to her apartment two months later...she’s never looked back since! Sarah manages Gist Yarn’s finances, works to keep our team happy and thriving, and builds partnerships with mills and dyehouses to bring new lines of yarn to life.