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In her Creative Weaving series, weaver and teacher Sara Bixler shows how you can make exciting, attractive cloth on a rigid-heddle loom or any loom. In this video, she teaches you how to weave Danish medallions, a versatile, easy technique that is lovely to add interest to handwoven towels, scarves, accessories, or other fabric. You’ll start by learning how to choose the best yarn combinations for your project, how to weave for consistent patterning, how to make straight selvedges, and more.

In Creative Weaving: Danish Medallions, you’ll learn how to make:

  • Basic Danish medallions
  • Stacked medallions
  • Medallions with added beads
  • Double medallions
  • Crows feet (chevrons)

About the Expert: Sara Bixler is the owner and primary instructor at Red Stone Glen Fiber Arts Center in York, Pennsylvania. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Art and a Bachelor of Science in K-12 education—although she gives full credit for the depth of her knowledge to her apprenticeship with her father, Tom Knisely. Sara is a frequent contributor to Handwoven Magazine.