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Weave Zigzags, Diagonals, Diamonds, and More

Welcome to twill class! Twill is an exciting weave structure that allows you to shift from weaving on a grid to weaving diagonal lines. With the proper setup, the twills we love on multi-shaft looms are possible on your rigid-heddle loom and a whole new world of design will be yours to explore.

You'll love this course if you want to:

  • Gain valuable tips for threading your loom using two heddles
  • Learn how to make string heddles, and install and use a heddle rod
  • Translate 4-shaft twill drafts into rigid-heddle drafts
  • Weave 2/2, 3/1, and 1/3 straight and point twills

This comprehensive course covers everything you need to get started, including materials and tools, threading and setting up your loom, reading a twill draft, and mixing patterns. Jump in and soon you'll be weaving and exploring the endless possibilities of astounding twills.

 Sara has an easy-to-follow teaching style and provides many helpful tips and tricks throughout the 127-minute video to help you build your rigid-heddle weaving skills and confidence. She'll teach you how to unlock the potential of twill by converting your rigid-heddle loom into the equivalent of a 4-shaft loom using two heddles, a pick-up stick, and a heddle rod. After you know the basics, you'll be able to follow and weave the 11 twill drafts included in the workbook.

Included in the Course:

  • 2 hours and 7 minutes of detailed instructional video
  • Workbook with twill drafts

Materials and Equipment for Weaving Twills:

  • Rigid-heddle loom with two sets of heddle blocks (unwarped)
  • Two 12-dent heddles
  • Two or more stick shuttles
  • At least two contrasting colors of a smooth sport-weight yarn (shown: Bamboo Pop by Universal and Organic Cotton Sport by Appalachian Baby Design)
  • Two pick-up sticks
  • ½" or ¾" wooden dowel 12" in length (or length that is slightly wider than your heddle)
  • Painter's tape
  • Strong smooth cotton for making string heddles
  • Warping peg
  • Heddle hook
  • Two rubber bands
  • Plus, your usual supplies, including a measuring tape, scissors, and paper or corrugated cardboard to separate your warp layers.

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Excellent course

“Sara did a wonderful job of giving clear instructions and thorough information. She covered troubleshooting too. I felt as if she anticipated how someone new to the process would see things and ask is this right? is this okay? I appreciate her mindful and generous teaching. I am approaching twill on the rigid heddle loom with confidence after viewing this course.” - Eva Suzanne Fuqua

Nicely done!

“Sara was methodical, clear, and gave helpful step-by-step instruction. I especially like the explanation of “why” certain steps are taken to create twill on the rigid heddle. ” - Kate Civiletta-Kalich

Clear, careful instruction

“I loved this course! The use of the table loom harnesses to explain how to understand a weaving draft was genius. I finally get it! I can’t wait to play with a sampler of my own.” - Jennifer Rich


Sara Goldenberg White

Sara Goldenberg White has been teaching weaving for over a decade. Her passion for both began while studying Fiber Arts at Colorado State University, where she received an MFA. Sara co-authored Simple Woven Garments: 20+ Projects to Weave and Wear with Jane Patrick. Some of her other woven projects can be found in The Weaver’s Idea Book, Woven Scarves: 26 Inspired Ideas for the Rigid Heddle Loom, Easy Weaving with Little Looms, and Handwoven magazine. In addition to teaching a variety of fiber techniques, Sara has also exhibited her work at museums and galleries throughout the country. She enjoys the balance of creating her own work and sharing her love of weaving in the classroom; she looks forward to seeing you there!

Course curriculum

    1. Welcome!

    2. Meet Your Instructor

    3. Getting Started and Course Materials

    4. Helpful Definitions and Terms

    5. Technical Support

    1. Threading the Loom for Twill

    1. Reading a Draft for a Four-Harness Loom

    1. Converting the Rigid-Heddle Loom

    1. Reading a Draft for a Converted Rigid-Heddle Loom

About this course

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