The mini rigid heddle is super easy to warp. No need to thread yarn through the heddle; this loom has slots cut into the rigid heddle hole that allows the warp yarn to slip into the heddle holes but not slip back out. This makes for a super easy and quick warp threading.
The instruction book contains detailed step by step instructions on how to warp or "lace" the loom, how to work the heddle to create different weave structures (plain weave, twill, satin) and a formula for figuring yardage reqiurements for a project. Also included are joining and finishing techniques, blocking instructions and a bunch of information on how to make: casings, cords, tassles, covered buttons, pom poms, fringe, and embroidered stitch embellishments.
Patterns are also included in the instruction book. Included are patterns for: Ladies Boatneck Sweater, Baby Sweater, Baby Bonnet, Baby Pants, Baby Bunting, Baby Afghan, Child's Vest, Sweater for girls or boys, Ladies Stole, Ladies Sweater, Ladies Vest, Ladies Poncho, Man's Vest, oblong, square, round and backrest pillows, Evening Purse, Mod Shoulder Bag, Beach Tote , full size Afhan, Girls Skirt and a Ladies Skirt! A ton of information packed into 28 pages!
The loom itself is made of break resistent green plastic secured metal rivet-like brads embedded in the joins. The loom has removeable metal bars that can be adjusted to allow weaving different size pieces. And of course the most important part is the heddle - it moves and acts just like a larger loom, allowing you to create different sheds and a variety of designs.
I was really impressed with this brand of loom for it's ease of use and easy to understand instructions. This loom is perfect for a beginner to learn warping techniqes and weave structures and experienced weavers can use it to prepare samples and to try out new weave designs quickly and without having to warp a larger loom. This loom warps up so fast, it makes weaving on it a breeze!
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