What You'll Learn

  • Warping Two Heddles

    We include details on the whole warping process from winding a warp chain to tying on.

  • Simple Two Heddle Patterns

    We start with the basics! Learn to weave plain weave with two heddles and how to use your pick-up stick to create new patterns.

  • Advanced Patterns

    Create intermediate to advanced patterns with a heddle bar and heddles. This system saves your patterns and increases your pattern options.

Course Curriculum Preview

  • 1

    Introduction To Two Heddle Weaving

    • Why Two Heddles?

  • 2

    The Project

    • Make a Sampler Scarf

    • Details

    • Yarn

    • Equipment

    • Getting Started

    • Weaving Plan

    • Finishing

  • 3

    Warping Two Heddles

    • Indirect vs. Direct Warping

    • Winding a Warp Chain

    • Threading Two Heddles

    • Threading Heddle I

    • Threading Heddle II

    • Tying onto the Back

    • Beaming the Warp

    • Tying onto the Front

  • 4

    Weaving

    • Manipulating Two Heddles

    • Spreading the Warp

    • Hemstitching

  • 5

    Troubleshooting

    • Easy Fixes

  • 6

    Simple Patterns

    • Plain Weave

    • 3/1 Modified Basket Weave (with Heddle 1)

    • 3/1 Modified Basket Weave (with Heddle 2)

    • Warp and Weft Texture

    • Zigzag

  • 7

    Pick-up Patterns

    • Using a Pick-up Stick with Two Heddles

    • Weft Floats: 3/1 Lace

    • Warp Floats

    • Weft Floats: 3/1 Floats

    • Double Windowpane Mock Waffle Weave

  • 8

    Twill Patterns

    • Exploring Twill

    • Saving a Pattern with a Heddle Rod & Heddles

    • 1/3 Twill

    • 2/2 Twill

  • 9

    Conclusion

    • Resources

    • Take the Next Step

    • Feedback

What You'll Make

Sampler Scarf

While you learn to weave with two heddles, you'll make this fun sampler scarf!

The Sampler Scarf Kit

Use the same yarn as Jane uses in the course!

Testimonials

“I'm about halfway through weaving the scarf. Excellent course. The content is broken up into short segments, very effective. I can keep my tablet next to my loom and review any segment as needed. I also picked up a few basic weaving tips to improve my overall weaving. Nice to see Jane Patrick bring part of her book to life. ”

Debra

“Thanks a lot for this excellent class, it was so much fun and I really understood weaving with two heddles now. Looking forward to the next class coming up soon! ”

Bianca

“This class was very accessible and I learned a lot of basics that I missed as a largely self-taught weaver. It's helping me visualize the relationship between the warp threads and the heddles' placement. ”

Lorinda

Materials & Equipment

Prepare for the class by gathering your materials.

  • Our Sampler Scarf Yarn Kit (or similar yarn to Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (1.5 oz/184 yards) Warp: Bougainvillea, Orange You Glad, Deep Sea, and Amethyst, 54 yards of each color. Weft: Blue Marina, 180 yards; accent stripes from warp colors, about 10 yards of each color)

  • Flip rigid heddle loom with two 5-dent heddles—Jane weaves an 8" wide project on a 15" Flip

  • heddle hook (included with loom)

  • 4-1/2 yard warping board

  • tapestry needle

  • two 12" stick shuttles—if your Flip came with longer shuttles, get this size (just slightly wider than the project)

  • two 20" Schacht Beefy pick-up sticks

  • heddle rod: Jane uses the third apron bar that's included with the Flip; you can substitute a 3/16" dowel, at least 10" long

  • heddles: use our 8-5/8" Texsolv heddles or make your own string heddles

Flip the Folding Loom

The rigid heddle loom we're using for this course.

Instructor

Jane Patrick

Creative Director

Weaving has been Jane Patrick’s passion and profession for nearly 50 years. She first learned to weave while an exchange student in Iceland and knew then that weaving would be a part of her life. After moving to Boulder in 1976 she decided that she wanted to make her livelihood through weaving. Jane was an editor at Interweave Press where she edited books as well as Handwoven magazine. After leaving Interweave, Jane joined her husband Barry Schacht as Creative director of Schacht Spindle Co. In her spare time Jane has authored four books (two with co-authors) and two videos (Interweave Press). Jane has taught a rigid heddle Craftsy Class and appeared on HDTV and Craft Daily. She has lectured and taught workshops throughout the US.