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Magic Dance Runner

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Magic Dance Runner

Designed by Carly Jayne, adapted for rigid heddle looms from a draft by Erica de Ruiter titled,  Magic Step.

This innovative weave structure combines Log Cabin with Cramming and Denting in the reed. The number of ends in the warp are mirrored by the number of picks woven in each shed, which creates the illusion of thick and thin lines interlaced throughout the pattern. By weaving this table runner with a cotton and linen slub yarn, the linear blocks are softened for a rustic aesthetic. Order a kit.


  • Rigid heddle loom
  • 7.5-dent reed
  • 2 boat shuttlesbobbins or 2 stick shuttles


Warp: Duet Cotton/Linen, 325 yds Dusk, 255 yds Marble.

Weft: Duet Cotton/Linen, 210 yds Dusk, 200 yds Marble.


  • 16.4" weaving width
  • 15 EPI
  • 15 PPI
  • One runner, 13” W x 48” L + fringe
  • Skill level: Intermediate

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Patti Calabrese
Holiday Magic Dance Runner

Fun draft to weave. Adapted for Xmas with 5/2 cotton and some glitz. Probably screwed up the weft color order in spots but who cares. Love it.

Warping Question

I'm excited to try this pattern, which will definitely stretch my skills! I'll be direct warping a rigid heddle loom. The notes say that the first two and last two warp ends should be sleyed as a pair in a slot.
But the direct warping chart seems to show the last two warp ends on the right as going in a hole. Can you help clear up my confusion? Many thanks.

this looks so beautiful!

I'm very much looking forward to weaving this beautiful project and I have a comment about the width in reed. For those of us who neglected to math it out ahead of time, please note that the 16.4 width in reed is with a 7.5 dent reed. An 8 dent reed gives only 15.375 width. So don't make yourself crazy by checking your threading three times trying to find your mistake! It's all about the math. Always.

Patty S
I really enjoyed this weave

I really enjoy the look of this project, so much so that I plan to weave placemats to go with it!

Anne Ryan
Looks like Magic Step towel pattern by Erica de Ruiter


Hi! Yes, this project is a rigid heddle adaptation of Erica de Ruiter's Magic Step pattern and is noted as such in the pattern and now on the product listing page. We are very excited that the designer was able to adapt this wonderful technique to rigid heddle.