Rigid Heddle Textured Placemats
This kit is an excellent way to experience texture on your rigid heddle loom!
Yarns: Aurora Earth 8/2 cotton and Monte Cristo textured cotton.
Finished size: 6 placemats 12 1/4 x 17 1/2 each
You can also order a set of six matching napkins 14" x 16" each.
Fabric description: plain weave
Equipment needed for placemats: 10 dent reed; 2 shuttles; 15" weaving width
Equipment needed for placemats: 12 dent reed; 2 shuttles; 16" weaving width
Instructions needed: This project is featured in the book Hands On Rigid Heddle Weaving by Betty Davenport. You will need this book for complete instructions to weave this project. This book is a great reference tool with many tips for rigid heddle weaving.
Designed by Betty Davenport
A bit small in size but big on impact
I got this kit based on the photo. I really liked the colors and textured weft. I also made the coordinating napkins (which are a bit different from the photo). The instructions have you double the textured white yarn for the weft. After sampling, I decided to go with a single strand instead and am happy with the final look. The double strand was a bit "weft forward" and white for my taste. However, the doubled yarn elsewhere makes for a nice strong placemat. We use these daily. The size is a bit small after finishing, but within the norms of a placemat.