Rigid Heddle

Rigid heddle looms are small, easy to store, and simple to set up. While the word "rigid" might suggest limited options, this loom style allows for versatile patterns and techniques.

This class option is wonderful for those interested in beginning to understand weaving, or advancing students who would like a more portable loom option.

We are an authorized Schacht loom dealer, so you can buy rigid heddle looms directly from the Weaving Center if you are interested.

Registration is open!

Beginner Rigid Heddle: A 2 Part Class


This class is your introduction into rigid heddle weaving. In the first class, students will  learn how to dress a loom, and will be weaving by the time class ends. Between classes, rented looms can be taken home for a week of weaving practice and exploration. 

      The second class begins with cutting off your sample and learning  finishing techniques. Participants will dress their looms a second time, learn to hemstitch, learn about appropriate yarns and sett, with tips and tricks included to get you excited about this new weaving journey!

Note: Schacht Cricket Looms will be provided for use. Various yarns will be provided for practice. Please bring a scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle.

Location: Hartford Artisans Weaving Center, 42 Woodland Street Hartford


Fee: $120 (includes a loom rental fee of $25). $125 by credit.
You will have the option to purchase or rent your loom at the end of class.


Dates: (Note: registration opens 12/19/2021 at 12 noon)

Session 1: Friday January 21 and January 28 with Sally

Session 2: Friday February 4 and February 11 with Lisa

Session 3: Saturday February 5 and February 12 with Roberta

Session 4: Friday March 4 and March 11 with Deb

Session 5: Saturday March 5 and March 12 with Roberta

Session 6: Saturday March 19 and March 26 with Lisa


Time: 9:30am-12:30pm each day

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Additional Registration Information as of December 2021


  • Please review our current COVID updates found on our home page. Everyone will need to follow our COVID protocols, which includes wearing masks and vaccinations.

  • Tuition will be refunded only if the class is canceled by the Weaving Center, or if there is a waiting list and your spot can be filled. 

  • If you choose to pay by check, payment must be received prior to the start of class.