I love weaving on my Rigid Heddle Loom and I love making towels!
Stripes, plaid, checkered and now waffle weave!
You can’t imagine how excited I was when I realized that waffle weave can be achieved on a 2 shaft loom, using plain weave and just one pick-up stick.
Aurora Earth 8/2 cotton is the basic yarn used in these towels. Two strands are held together to warp 400 ends in a 10 dent reed.
It was amazing to see the textured squares form with an easy pick up stick sequence. Here is the method I used for these towels:
1. Heddle down
2. Heddle up with pick up stick brought forward
3. Heddle down
4. Heddle up
5. Heddle in neutral position, pick up stick brought forward and turned on edge.
6. Heddle up
I know that I will be using this technique on more that just towels!
Thank you for weaving 2 shaft projects with me!
Your fellow Rigid Heddle Weaver, Jodi Ybarra