What You'll Learn

  • Doubleweave Theory

    You'll learn what doubleweave is, why we love it and the many variations that are possible with it.

  • Layers, Tubes & Doublewidth

    Learn how to manipulate two heddles to create layers, tubes and doublewidth fabric on your rigid heddle loom.

  • Pick-up Patterns

    Become an expert at saving patterns with a heddle bar and heddles. Utilize your pick up sticks to create more advanced patterns on your loom.

Course Curriculum Preview

    1. Doubleweave with Two Heddles

    2. How Doubleweave Works

    3. Doubleweave vs. Finer Sett Fabrics

    1. Make a Doubleweave Tool Holder

    2. Details

    3. Yarn & Notions

    4. Equipment

    5. Getting Started

    6. Weaving Plan

    1. Winding a Warp Chain

    2. Threading Heddle I

    3. Threading Heddle II

    4. Finish Warping

    1. Spreading the Warp

    2. Hemstitching

    3. Helpful Hints

    1. Inserting Pick-Up Sticks for Sequence A

    2. Weaving Sequence A

    3. Inserting Pick-up Sticks for Sequence B

    4. Weaving Sequence B

    5. Saving a Pattern with a Heddle Rod & Heddles

    1. Connecting Layers on One Side

    2. Connecting on the Right

    3. Connecting on the Left

About this course

  • $39.00
  • 33 lessons
  • 1.5 hours of video content

What You'll Make

Doubleweave Tool Holder

In this course, you'll not only learn awesome new rigid heddle weaving skills, you'll also make this fun project along the way.
Doubleweave tool holder holding several weaving tools. The tool holder has gray, purple, pink, blue, yellow, blue, red, and green yarns. It is made using two heddles on a rigid heddle loom.


Loved the whole process but absolutely liked the Take the Next Step which moves one more toward knowledge based creativity through examples beyond just the project (which was in itself a diverse and wonderful choice). Lots of exceptional tips along the way as well.


Materials & Equipment

Prepare for the class by gathering your materials.

  • Warp: 3/2 perle cotton for a warp 68" long and 9" wide; weft sportweight wool yarn. We used our Doubleweave Tool Holder Yarn Kit, which contains a pre-wound warp chain and 3 colors of Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport (2 full skeins and a mini-cake of 16 yards) for weft.

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

  • heddle hook (included with loom)

  • tapestry needle

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

  • four 20" Schacht Beefy pick-up sticks

  • optional: one 12" Schacht Petite pick-up stick

  • 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 in this course.

Flip the folding rigid heddle loom.

Meet the Instructor

Jane Patrick

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 at Schacht Spindle Company as Creative Director. Jane is the author of The Weaver’s Idea Book, as well as 2 other books on rigid heddle weaving. She is enthusiastic about the power of the simple rigid heddle loom and its ability to get new weavers feeling confident quickly.