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Weave Quarterly Rigid Heddle Subscription Box

Weave Quarterly is an ongoing subscription series that connects weavers with fiber artists, offering a window into their studio practices through exclusive patterns and curated content.

Subscribers will receive one box per quarter, and each one will include a digital pattern, 4-5 cones of Gist yarn, and a letter from the designer sharing more about their process.

We will feature a new designer every three boxes, and subscribers will continue to receive boxes unless they cancel their subscription. Weave Quarterly will feature a range of projects over time, including scarves, shawls, pillows, rugs, towels, and other home textiles.

Currently, Weave Quarterly: Rigid Heddle is featuring the work of Jennifer Mao in a collection titled Invincible Summer. Jennifer learned to weave in March 2020 as a way to channel her anxieties during the earliest days of the pandemic. As time went on, each new month brought a new bounty of delights—the first foray outside of the city to walk through a verdant forest, the shock of the first plunge into a cold lake, and the first changing crimson leaves. 

We collectively stepped forward with each seemingly mundane experience, and every season felt reminiscent of the long, slow days of summer. This collection tells the story of an invincible summer in three acts: the summer solstice, the fall equinox, and the winter solstice. Jennifer’s three projects will be released in June, September, and December 2023.


What type of equipment do I need for this?

All Weave Quarterly projects are designed for looms with at least 24” of weaving width. Projects will vary in size, but never exceed 24”. Reed sizes will vary, so we recommend having a variety in your studio, along with a couple of boat shuttles, a pack of bobbins, and a couple of pick-up sticks. Most of our rigid heddle patterns require a 10 or 12-12.5 dent heddle, and we will let you know ahead of time if another size is required.

How does the subscription box work?

When you sign up, you will be charged $135 + shipping. You will receive the pattern for the current project by email, and the corresponding yarn for that project will arrive in the mail. You will then fall into the quarterly billing schedule for future boxes: March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15. Each quarter, right after your card is charged, you will receive the next pattern by email, and the corresponding yarns will ship within 2 weeks of your card being charged.

What yarn is included in each box?

Each box is filled with a generous selection of our in-house yarn lines (Duet, Mallo, Beam, Array, and Ode). We design our in-house yarn lines especially for weavers from 100% natural fibers. Throughout the course of your subscription, you can expect to receive yarn that is cotton, wool, linen, and alpaca. You will have enough yarn to complete your project, and often have some leftover for future projects. 

Do you charge shipping?

We charge $11.50 for shipping in the Continental US. For pricing to Alaska, Hawaii, and internationally, just add the box to checkout, click on the cart page, scroll down, and enter your zip code to calculate the shipping.

Do you ship internationally?

We sure do! Unfortunately due to Brexit we are not currently able to ship subscription boxes to the UK, but we ship to the rest of the world. Please note that international customers are responsible to pay for all customs and duties your country charges. See above for information about shipping costs. We strongly encourage you to find one or a few weaving friends in your home country, and to order all together to save on shipping costs and qualify for flat rate shipping! To do this, choose one person to purchase and pay for the subscription, and have them check out with 2 (or more) subscription boxes at one time.

Can I cancel my subscription?

We think you’re going to enjoy it so much you won’t want to! But yes, if you decide this isn’t right for you for any reason, you are welcome to pause or cancel your subscription at any time. Please note: if you cancel and later resubscribe, you will not receive the pattern(s) you missed while you were unsubscribed.

How will I receive the pattern?

The first pattern will be delivered to your email as a digital download immediately after purchase. Each subsequent pattern will arrive quarterly immediately after your credit card is charged for that box.

Can I select different colors?

The designer has carefully selected two colorway options for you to choose from that highlight these patterns. Sorry, but we can't accommodate other color substitutions. After you weave your projects with these colors, you are encouraged to select from your stash or purchase additional yarn in other colors and weave them again.

Can I purchase the pattern without the subscription box?

No, these patterns are currently only available as part of the subscription purchase.

Can I do these patterns as a beginner?

These patterns are great for an adventurous beginner. We don’t recommend these for your very first projects, but once you have a few projects under your belt you can certainly enjoy this subscription box.

Can I share the patterns with my friends?

No. Your purchase of the subscription box includes your purchase of the pattern, and the pattern is exclusive for subscribers. Please don’t share it!

Can I use a gift certificate to purchase a subscription box?

Sorry, our subscription software isn't compatible with our gift cards. Please save those for a future purchase.

My question isn't answered here!

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Terri Cavagnaro

Lovely yarn. So excited to be using yarn I’ve never used before and learning techniques I’ve never done! I’m a newish weaver and love the towels.

Katherine Woody
No tangles

I like weaving cotton towels but hate the tangles I get when using 8/4 or 8/2 cotton yarns. Well, I am astounded how nicely my looms warp up using both Mallo and Duet. I am thrilled. 122” warp, 24” wide. No tangles!

Patty S
Fun weaves that I can use

The Path curtains are exactly what I needed for a bathroom window and they turned out great! I just finished the Forest Floor towels today. They also turned out great and I enjoyed the variety of structures on a single warp. I ordered the alternate color way.

Jenifer Ebel
Just what I'd hoped!

I recently got my first Weave Quarterly box and I'm halfway through the project. I love this! I normally don't get subscriptions for this type of thing but this is exactly what I'd hoped it would be. It introduces me to different yarns than the ones I typically use and changes up the colors/styles/techniques I gravitate toward while allowing me enough leeway to choose between a couple different colorways. I am learning new things, trying out new fibers/yarns, and weaving! I can feel myself leaning into the next installment.

Roy Peck

Just washed and dried the fabric and now must work up the nerve to cut it apart