• On Demand

    This course is self-paced and is available immediately after you enroll.

  • Rigid-Heddle Friendly

    Great for rigid-heddle weavers; floor loom weavers may also enjoy exploring this technique.

  • Free Preview Available

    Try before you buy with a free preview lesson from this course.

Expand Your Creativity!

Do you love weaving on your rigid heddle loom, but are maybe a little bored with plain weave scarves? In this course, learn to express your creativity through weaving with expert fiber arts instructor Esther Rodgers. You'll learn a variety of fun and easy weaving techniques that you can incorporate into a larger plain weave project for a subtle pop of visual interest, or use to create an entire fabric. 

This course will cover how to: 

  • Use exciting techniques like mixed warps, rya knots, loops, and soumak to add interest to your weaving 
  • Effectively use color for maximum impact 
  • Create negative space in your weaving 
  • Embrace "mistakes" as design elements of beautiful woven art 

Experiment with different colors, textures, and negative space while discovering how liberating it feels to branch out from plain weave.

About Esther Rodgers

Esther Rodgers

Esther Rodgers is a writer, teacher, and fiber artist whose business is known as Jazzturtle. She explores the use of texture and color through her art yarns and textile projects, combining free-form experimentation and experimental techniques. She has taught classes all over the world and makes her home in North Carolina



“I learned some fun ways to be more expressive and experimental with my weaving. Thank you!” - Eva Suzanne Fuqua

Full of ideas

“Loved this course, it covered so much and I can’t wait to get more creative with my rigid heddle loom” - Jasmin Lindo-Clarke

Never had so much fun with my rigid heddle loom

“I watched "How to spin Art Yarns" first and with those yarns I created after that workshop I had fun weaving. Esther really encourages you to try new things and be bold. That brought new spirit and fun in my crafts.” - Anne Amlinger

Course curriculum

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Warping Techniques: Key Points

    3. Supplemental Warp

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Expressive Weaving Techniques: Key Points

    3. Weaving Techniques Gallery

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Color Techniques: Key Points

    3. Color & Inlay Techniques

    4. Clasped Weft-Discussion

    1. Video Lesson

    2. Creating Negative Space: Key Points

    3. Weaving as Storytelling Discussion

    1. Video Course

    2. Conclusion: Key Points

    3. What You Learned

About this course

  • $39.99
  • 21 lessons
  • 2 hours of video content