Choosing the right reed for your rigid heddle weaving project

Choosing the right reed for your rigid heddle weaving project

If you are following a pattern for your project it will generally tell you what dent reed you need and at what epi (sett).  However, if you are designing your own pattern or just like to work with some lovely yarn you have already, here is a table of what works well together.

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Wraps Per Inch ~ WPI

Wraps Per Inch ~ WPI

Wraps per inch is commonly used by weavers, but it can be helpful for all yarn users to identify the weight of yarn if its label is missing. To measure yarn in wraps per inch (or WPI) you need a ruler, and something to wrap the yarn around that has a consistent circumference, like a pencil.

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Choosing a Weaving Loom

Choosing a Weaving Loom

If you are new to the world of weaving and looking to purchase your first loom, I'd love to help you find the perfect one for you. 

When choosing a weaving loom, it's important to think about what kind of projects you are wanting to create. At The Unusual Pear, I offer a few different styles of weaving looms including

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Rigid Heddle Weaving

Rigid Heddle Weaving

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From assembling the rigid heddle loom, to warping and weaving. A collection of videos from Ashford to get you started!

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My Workshop Booklet

My Workshop Booklet

A beginners guide to weaving a wall hanging. I use this booklet in my in-person weaving workshops to help guide students in creating their first weaving. In this guide you will learn how to warp the loom, various weaving techniques including shapes and rya knots, as well as removing the weaving from the loom. 
Please note that this is a very basic how-to, there is much more to learn but this is a great starting point!

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